Careers in Psychology


As a Psychologist you can work in a variety of settings including clinical, forensic, organisational, educational, health, sport, and many other specialist areas.

The contexts in which you can work are just as varied, including private practice, hospitals, business organisations, schools, universities, government agencies, community sport and various research groups.

Some jobs where psychology graduates* can be found include:

  • Academic
  • Careers or work/life counsellor
  • Change management consultant
  • Child protection officer
  • Clinical neuropsychologist
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Community development worker
  • Counsellor
  • Early childhood educator
  • Educational/development psychologist
  • Employment consultant
  • Family / relationship counsellor
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Health promotion officer
  • Health psychologist
  • Human resources consultant
  • Juvenile justice counsellor
  • Market researcher
  • Marketing manager
  • Mental health rehabilitation
  • Organisational psychologist
  • Police Officer
  • Primary teacher
  • Probation and parole officer
  • Project officer
  • Psychiatric rehabilitation
  • Recruitment manager
  • Researcher
  • School counsellor
  • Secondary teacher
  • Sport psychologist
  • Student counsellor
  • Welfare worker

*Note: Some of these roles require completion of postgraduate qualifications and other professional requirements.

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