Although some psychology graduates become professional psychologists, many others go on work in related fields.
A degree in psychology provides a useful foundation for a wide range of careers and employers.
Major employers of psychology graduates include:
the National Health Service;
local and national government;
schools, sixth form colleges and colleges of further education;
police forces, the National Probation Service and prisons;
human resources departments;
commercial and industrial companies.
Skills for your CV
Transferable skills include:
written and verbal communication, including report writing and presentation;
handling of data/statistics;
the ability to work in teams.
The scientific aspects of your psychology course, including the application of a reasoned approach, problem solving and manipulation of data, provide useful tools for careers in healthcare, law enforcement, finance, IT and research.
Your knowledge of human behaviour and motivation, ability to critically analyse a problem, formulate a considered response, create an argument and generate new ideas lend themselves well to careers in the creative industries, the legal sector, government administration and education.