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Career Opportunities

SFA psychology career opportunities

Careers and Alumni

More than just a paycheck

Studying psychology provides a broad basis to build wide-ranging career paths, united by a common goal: helping others and analyzing and interpreting data.

As an SFA graduate with a psychology degree, you’ll put your knowledge and skills to work and help people in a variety of ways:

  • Become a big data analysist.
  • Work in a research center.
  • Diagnose and treat psychological disorders as a psychologist.
  • Help people work through their emotions as a counselor.
  • Analyze and anticipate future marketing trends in society.
  • Become a career counselor.
  • Become a professional communicator.
  • Promote job satisfaction in a human relations department.
  • Work effectively with others in the business world.
  • Analyze data for community assistance programs.
  • Help people resolve conflict as a mediator.
  • Help children gain skills, knowledge and self-confidence as a teacher.

Why study psychology?

Psychology majors have knowledge and understanding of human thought and interaction, which is useful in almost any career. As a foundation for further study in helping professions, psychology majors can go on to get licensure as psychologists, counselors or social workers. Or they can jump right into the job market, putting their insight, research and other marketable skills to use in the business world. 

What kinds of jobs can I get with a psychology degree?

You’ll find psychology graduates in nearly every field imaginable, from business, market research and human resources to education, government and academia. 

Some of our psychology graduates choose to pursue advanced degrees in psychology or medicine.

Job availability and growth

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Employment of psychologists is projected to grow 14% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects should be best for those who have a doctoral degree in an applied specialty.”


Department of Psychology

McKibben Education Building
Room 215

Mailing Address:
PO Box 13046, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962