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Career Outlook - Online B.A. in Psychology

Make a Difference as a Human Services Professional

Through the online bachelor's in psychology from the University of Saint Mary, you'll gain the skills to enter the mental health and human services job market immediately or advance your academic career after graduation. The program's expert faculty and focused curriculum will prepare you to understand conventional topics in psychology and apply that knowledge to real-world solutions.

Graduates with an online B.A. in Psychology can enter the job market immediately. For example, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health educators and community health worker positions are expected to grow by 13%, and social worker roles are expected to grow by 13%. Additionally, people in these positions earn an average salary of $46,910 and $50,470, respectively.1,2

Social and Community Service Manager, $67,170

As a social and community service manager, you would primarily work in non-profit spaces, private companies, or governmental agencies to help directly support people in the community. Moreover, you would be responsible for managing a team to best carry out community-based, human services-oriented initiatives or programs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this field has been increasingly valued in the job market and is expected to grow by 17%.3

Probation Officer and Correctional Treatment Specialist, $54,290

In a probation officer and correctional treatment specialist role, you would offer support to parolees as they aim to transition into life outside of incarceration. As you work with different people on different cases, you would give parolees the mental health support they need to rehabilitate back into society. The field is expected to grow by 4% until 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.4

Additional roles for the online B.A. in Psychology include:

  • Market researcher
  • School counselor
  • Human resources specialist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Rehabilitation counselor

Applicable Skills: Be an Asset to Your Employer

When you complete this program, you will be able to:

  • Understand traditional psychological concepts and their real-world applications.
  • Apply rigorous psychological research methods to find innovative solutions.
  • Combine psychological theory and practice to bolster a human services-focused, problem-solving approach.
  • Communicate mental health solutions with audiences outside of the field.
  • Reflect on and assess your performance as a mental health professional.

Learn more about the career outlook of the University of Saint Mary online B.A. in Psychology program: request more information or call us at 877-307-4915 to speak to an admissions advisor.

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Health Educators and Community Health Workers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/health-educators.htm (visited September 28, 2020).

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Social Workers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-workers.htm (visited September 28, 2020).

3Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Social and Community Service Managers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/social-and-community-service-managers.htm (visited September 28, 2020).

4Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/probation-officers-and-correctional-treatment-specialists.htm (visited September 28, 2020).