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Selected Web Sites for Careers in Psychology

This page contains an annotated list of selected web sites containing information about careers and graduate school that will be helpful to psychology majors.

Career Exploration, Career Information, Career-Planning, Job Listings

APA PsycCareers Job Center: The APA's job and careers portal

APS Employment Network: The APS (Association for Psychological Science)career portal. See also APS articles for undergrads.

CareerRookie A web site powered by CareerBuilder and geared to college students seeking their first job. Check out the section on internships, where you can search by city, state, or internship category.

Careers in Psychology.org Includes "information about psychology careers, psychology education, psychology internships, and psychology jobs, as well as licensure information"

College Affordability Guide This site evaluates the cost to get into various colleges and also "the cost to get out" including percentage of students completing their degrees, getting a job, and paying off their student loans.

CollegeGrad.com This site bills itself as "The #1 entry-level job site." Key sections include "Job Preparation" (explores careers, résumés, and cover letters), "Job Searching" (advice and posting résumés), and Offers (salary, negotiating, and new job advice). You can also search for internships here. To find jobs in counseling, look under the "professional and technical" category.

Job Sites: Job Search: CareerOneStop A U.S. Department of Labor portal to the web sites of the public employment service agencies of each state

Linda Walsh's home page A good list of Psychology Career resources (including some links to this site) from Dr. Linda Walsh at the University of Northern Iowa

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH] A guide to every occupation in the U.S.; occupational profiles include the nature of each job and its working conditions, educational requirements, employment outlook, and earnings prospects (you can search for specific occupations at this site). You can also find information about job and workforce trends here. For example:

My Perfect Resume: A commercial site that offers to help you write the perfect resume for any job (not just psychology).

U.S. Department of Labor: All sorts of information about working in the U.S., including salaries and legal concerns in the workplace (protection against sexual harassment, etc.)

Degree.net A site started by Dr. John Bear and Mariah Bear, authors of Bear's Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning. Evaluations of distance learning programs.

Graduate School and Careers in Psychology An excellent source of information developed by Dr. John Suler at Rider University

Graduate Training Programs in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Related Fields Provides useful information about a number of doctoral-level programs in industrial/organizational psychology as well as graduate programs in related business fields such as human resource management, organizational behavior, and industrial-labor relations

GRE The GRE site developed by the Educational Testing Service, the company the provides the test. Includes sample test questions and free GRE guides and tips

Social Psychology Network A page developed by Dr. Scott Plous at Wesleyan University with very helpful information on key topics related to graduate school among other topics

Petersons.com Home of the classic Peterson's Guides and now a portal for locating all sorts of information about degrees in all fields (including psychology, education, social work, etc.)

The Social Work Profession From the National Association of Social Workers. See also the Careers in Social Work page from NASW


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