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Area of Study: Liberal Arts
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Liberal Arts
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Psychology

Psychology digs deep into human and animal behavior and mental processes

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.

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Job Titles & Career Information

School Psychologists
30.22 Hourly Wage 993 Currently Employed
Investigate processes of learning and teaching and develop psychological principles and techniques applicable to educational problems.
993 School Psychologists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.86 % over the next four years.
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Clinical Psychologists
30.22 Hourly Wage 993 Currently Employed
Diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests, and formulate and administer programs of treatment.
993 Clinical Psychologists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.86 % over the next four years.
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Counseling Psychologists
30.22 Hourly Wage 993 Currently Employed
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.
993 Counseling Psychologists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.86 % over the next four years.
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Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
32.9 Hourly Wage 17 Currently Employed
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.
17 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists are employed. 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
26.83 Hourly Wage 2125 Currently Employed
Counsel individuals and provide group educational and vocational guidance services.
2125 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.18 % over the next four years.
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Mental Health Counselors
19.34 Hourly Wage 941 Currently Employed
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.
941 Mental Health Counselors are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.18 % over the next four years.
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Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
26.16 Hourly Wage 13126 Currently Employed
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.
13126 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.56 % over the next four years.
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Marriage and Family Therapists
25.09 Hourly Wage 149 Currently Employed
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.
149 Marriage and Family Therapists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 10.74 % over the next four years.
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Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
23.55 Hourly Wage 148 Currently Employed
Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
148 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators are employed. This number is expected to increase by 5.41 % over the next four years.
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Art Therapists
24.59 Hourly Wage 91 Currently Employed
Plan or conduct art therapy sessions or programs to improve clients' physical, cognitive, or emotional well-being.
91 Art Therapists are employed. 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.

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Program Map

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Arts

Psychology
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