Psychology. As a College Major Or Career. Presented by: Carolyn Saitta. Considering Psychology?. Did these pictures come to mind?. If you envision someone lying on a couch, while a therapist asks,. “How do you feel about that?”
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As a College Major
Did these pictures come to mind?
“How do you feel about that?”
This only represents two specialty areas of psychology – counseling and clinical psychology.
DID YOU KNOW PSYCHOLOGISTS –
Vast number of career opportunities with this level of education
Can teach at colleges and universities and independently conduct research
Acquire a state a license to practice psychology to:
Career opportunities include:
Limited career opportunities directly related to psychology
Fewer than 25% of those with a BA in Psychology work in jobs closely related to their field of study
Career opportunities can be found in:
Median - $57,400
Highest 10 % - $99,860 up
Salaries vary dramatically depending on
geographic location level of education.
Psychology graduates with only a bachelor\'s degree earn about 9 % less than the average for all college
start taking preliminary steps
toward your future career
goals and begin to create a
vision of your future.
An Associates of Arts degree with a concentration in Psychology can be earned in a two year liberal arts program.
With an Associate’s degree:
For most student it is the start of an experience that will lead to four or more years of advanced learning.
The college is centrally located in Garden City.
The annual tuition is $3000.
Universities, such as Hofstra, offer all three degree levels in the field of psychology:
Bachelor of Arts - A dual major or a minorin a related field is useful, particularly for students who wish to eventually work in business. A popular option is a dual major with Elementary Education.
Masters of Arts in School Psychology or in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Ph.D. Program in Clinical and School Psychology
Is a private, coeducational university is located in Hempstead on 240 acres with 111 buildings.
Hofstra is a selective institution enrolling students who demonstrate academic ability, intellectual curiosity, motivation to succeed, and to contribute to the campus community.
Full-time undergraduate enrollment is about 8500 students
Undergraduate tuition is approximately $10,000 per semester
This is a common misconception, graduates are prepared to work in all career areas.
The greatest advantage of a psychology degree is its flexibility and adaptability. Employers value their versatility.
More than 40% of psychology undergraduates do go on to graduate school or other professional program. This major ranks among the highest in post-graduate study.
Gain experience and exposure to other fields and the workplace while completing your degree in psychology.
Through summer jobs, part-time work, and courses in the University related to your interests.
This will make you a broadly trained, well-educated and marketable graduate.
Planned Parenthood for Nassau County540 Fulton Ave, Hempstead, NY 11550(516) 750-2500
Education Development CenterCenter for Children and Technology,96 Morton St.New York, NY 10014
Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center (JCC)300 Forest Dr, East Hills, NY 11548 (516) 484-1545
Nassau BOCESJobs at BOCES and Nassau county school districts http://www.nassauboces.org
Nassau Community CollegeOne Education Drive, Garden City, NY 11530Teaching positions in Psychology
Hofstra UniversityFaculty and staff opportunities http://www.hofstra.edu/Jobs/index_Jobs.cfm
Nassau County Police Department1490 Franklin Ave, Mineola, NY 11501Employee Assistance Office needs of licensed mental health professionals to provide counseling services to Department members and their immediate families.
Time Warner CorporationOpening for a Manager, People Development. Must have MA/PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (or related field) plus 5 years experience in organizational development, management/leadership development, or related disciplines. Apply Online: http://jobs.brassring.com/us
YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Counseling career opportunitiesEmail qualifications to: [email protected]
South Nassau Community Hospital Program Director for rehabilitation and support services. Requires Masters+ and experience devising new programs and support services.Apply online: http://www.southnassau.org/jobs
American Psychological Association
750 1st St. NE., Washington, DC 20002 http://www.apa.org
National Association of School Psychologists
4340 E. West Hwy, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814 http://www.nasponline.org
Assoc. of St. and Provincial Psychology Boards
P.O. Box 241245, Montgomery, AL 36124-1245 http://www.asppb.org