Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts

Psychology

Psychologists examine the brain’s role in behavior, thinking skills, language, and physical movement. This program helps you examine important questions of human psychology as well as social, cross-cultural, and gender perspectives. This path typically leads to transfer to a four-year institution.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • School Psychologists

    Investigate processes of learning and teaching and develop psychological principles and techniques applicable to educational problems.

    Hourly Wage: $30.22

    Currently Employed: 993

    Projections:

    993 people are employed as School Psychologists. This number is expected to increase by 8.86% over the next four years.

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  • Clinical Psychologists

    Diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests, and formulate and administer programs of treatment.

    Hourly Wage: $30.22

    Currently Employed: 993

    Projections:

    993 people are employed as Clinical Psychologists. This number is expected to increase by 8.86% over the next four years.

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  • Counseling Psychologists

    Assess and evaluate individuals' problems through the use of case history, interview, and observation and provide individual or group counseling services to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.

    Hourly Wage: $30.22

    Currently Employed: 993

    Projections:

    993 people are employed as Counseling Psychologists. This number is expected to increase by 8.86% over the next four years.

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  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologists

    Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.

    Hourly Wage: $32.9

    Currently Employed: 17

    Projections:

    17 people are employed as Industrial-Organizational Psychologists. This number is expected to remain steady with job change around 0% over the next four years.

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  • Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors

    Counsel individuals and provide group educational and vocational guidance services.

    Hourly Wage: $26.83

    Currently Employed: 2125

    Projections:

    2125 people are employed as Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors. This number is expected to increase by 9.18% over the next four years.

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  • Mental Health Counselors

    Counsel with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. May help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.

    Hourly Wage: $19.34

    Currently Employed: 941

    Projections:

    941 people are employed as Mental Health Counselors. This number is expected to increase by 8.18% over the next four years.

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  • Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary

    Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

    Hourly Wage: $26.16

    Currently Employed: 13126

    Projections:

    13126 people are employed as Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary. This number is expected to increase by 7.56% over the next four years.

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  • Marriage and Family Therapists

    Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.

    Hourly Wage: $25.09

    Currently Employed: 149

    Projections:

    149 people are employed as Marriage and Family Therapists. This number is expected to increase by 10.74% over the next four years.

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  • Art Therapists

    Plan or conduct art therapy sessions or programs to improve clients' physical, cognitive, or emotional well-being.

    Hourly Wage: $24.59

    Currently Employed: 91

    Projections:

    91 people are employed as Art Therapists. This number is expected to increase by 7.69% over the next four years.

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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

Program Map

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Awards in This Program

Associate of Arts

  • Psychology

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