Ever thought you might like to be a counselor? If you're good at listening to people and helping them with their problems, you may make a great Psychologist. Psychology is a wide ranging major with many varied possibilities for career choices. You may not want to become a counselor at all. You may want to go on to get your Doctorate and become a professor or a researcher.
Employers of Psychology graduates include hospitals, clinics, schools, universities, private practices, community programs and mental health facilities. You may choose to go into Biopsychology and study the brain and behavior or Developmental Psychology and study how the mind changes and grows over a lifetime. You also may be interested in Forensic Psychology where your expertise will be needed to help work out why criminals do what they do and how to best treat them within the court and legal systems.
The biggest area of Psychology is Clinical Psychology. People who want to help their clients work their way through emotional issues, trauma and abuse go into Clinical Psychology. There will be no shortage of patients and you may choose to specialize in issues that relate to children, adolescents, adults or the elderly specifically. Your knowledge will help you build your own private practice or work in a school setting as a school psychologist.
You will find that your interests lead you into business. You may enjoy doing marketing research for a company and study why consumers buy certain things and not others. You may want to go on to become a manager or consult on your own.
With your Bachelor's degree in Psychology you can become a case manager or psychiatric technician. You can also work in rehabilitation or social services. You may, however, want to go on to an advanced Master's degree or Doctoral degree in Psychology because that's where you'll really have the most career choices and a higher salary range. You may work as a researcher deciphering the brain and its functions, or you may choose to become a university professor in Psychology.
Any way you choose to go is a good one in Psychology. You will need to be strong in the sciences and math and you will find that your course work is very interesting and intense. A great field to go into if you are always wondering the why behind people's actions.