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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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Data are derived from a comprehensive effort among graduates, approximately six months post-graduation. Graduate outcomes were sought from 1,244 graduates with a response rate of 75%, and these data were combined with information collected for the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016. More information regarding the data used is available from Oregon Tech's Career Services.