Skip to Content

What Can You Do With A Degree In Psychology?

PSY_lrgYou can do just about anything with a degree in psychology!

As part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Psychology is committed to mentoring students as they build the elemental skills that employers want: communications, analysis, problem-solving and resourcefulness.

Hunting heads for Google

Sarah Morse (Psychology,’14) finds top talent for the multinational technology company.    
Mara Tandowsky

The Psychology of Hope

Mara Tandowsky (Psychology, ’14) makes a difference for women in need with her knowledge of how the brain works.    
Kylee Schaefer and student

A Therapist and a Friend

Kylee Schaefer (Psychology, ’13) works one-on-one with kids having behavioral problems at home or in school.    

Here’s just a sampling of interesting jobs that our alumni have landed:

– Account manager, D3 Solutions

– Recruiter, Maxim Staffing

– Counselor, Looking Glass Youth & Family Services, Inc.

– Psychiatric technician, Albertina Kerr Center

– Volunteer coordinator, Oregon Friends and Shelter

– Treatment team member, SCAR/Jasper Mountain Center

– Inventory manager, Human Movement

– Life skills assistant, Spriggs Middle School

– Relief worker, Marion County

– Buyer, AVIATRAX Turnkey Aviation Solutions

– Lab manager, UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain

– Child manager, ClubSport San Ramon

– Neuroscience source analyst, UGI Corporation

– Physical therapy aide, Legacy Health System

– Research and counseling, Discovery Practice Management

– Administrative support specialist, Lane Community College

– Liability and coverage investigator, Progressive Insurance

– Vocational manager, Home Life, Inc.

– Special education coordinator, North Wasco School District

– Marketing specialist,

– Personal agent, Inclusion Inc.

– Behavioral support specialist, Family Human Development

– Project manager, Oregon Social Learning Center

– Owner, The Barn Light

– Therapy assistant, Organization for Research and Learning

– Case manager, Douglas County Mental Health

– Behavioral therapist, Play Connections

– Account representative, State Farm Insurance

– Recruiting coordinator, Custom Decorators, Inc.

– Assistant women’s lacrosse coach, University of the District of Columbia

– Occupational therapist, Bay Crest Village

– Mental health assistant, Community Counseling Solutions

– Editorial assistant, U.S. Indian Health Service

– Production manager, Eugene Ballet Company

– Site lead, City of Eugene

– Event and race director, Eventurous Events

– Lab coordinator, University of Illinois

– Analytical chemist, Validation Resources LLC

– Case manager and mentor, Bridges Academy

– iOS developer, Pure Solutions Internet Marketing

– Chemical dependency counselor, LifeWorks Northwest

– Career consultant, JAC International Co., Ltd.

– Operations coordinator, Raycom Sports

– Resource consultant, United Health Group

– Protective services, County of San Diego

– Office manager, Willamette Valley Psychiatric Medicine LLC

– Organization development specialist, Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development

– Research assistant, Oregon Social Learning Center

– Eating disorder therapist, RainRock Treatment Center

– Children’s ministry, Beaverton Foursquare Church


Read more about the psychology major.

Return to the careers page.

Book review: “You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a ‘Useless’ Liberal ...
David Wineland, a physicist who earned a Nobel Prize in 2012, is joining CAS. 
Congrats to nearly two dozen CAS students awarded $5,000 for research projects!
She’s a double major in int’l studies and journalism; also studying Arabic, poli ...