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Applied Psychology and Careers

Career Opportunities

Nationally, psychology is the second most popular undergraduate major. The degree provides training into the labor force in a variety of areas and professions. A baccalaureate in psychology qualifies a person to assist psychologists and other professionals in community mental health centers, vocational rehabilitation offices, hospitals and other health care facilities and correctional programs. In addition, they may work as research or administrative assistants, teachers and sales or management trainees in business.

A study by the National Center for Education Statistics indicated graduates with baccalaureate degrees in psychology enter the labor market in these areas:

  • Administrative Support: 21%
  • Social Services or Public Affairs: 20%
  • Education: 14%
  • Business: 10%
  • Sales: 10%
  • Service Personnel: 9%
  • Health Professions: 5%
  • Computers: 3%
  • Biological Sciences: 3%

Employers Who Have Recently Hired Oregon Tech Applied Psychology Graduates

  • Klamath Basin Behavioral Health
  • Klamath County Juvenile Department
  • Klamath County Community Corrections

Graduate Success Rate

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The Fast Stats listed in the Graduate Success publication is based upon the Career Survey administered by Oregon Tech's Career Services Office for the graduating class of 2013-14. The success rate is calculated as the percentage of survey respondents who are employed or continuing education within six months after graduation. Those who are inactive are not seeking employment for a variety of reasons. Average graduate salaries encompass all alumni within a given discipline. These results are from a survey conducted between December 2014 and January 2015.

The statistics and figures listed within each individual program of this publication are compiled from respondent data over graduation years 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14.