Psychology Career Opportunities

Design a Career According to Your Goals and Interests

EKU’s online psychology program is real-world focused, providing the opportunity to design a degree plan that’s meaningful to each student’s interests and career path.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics* employment of substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors is projected to grow 23 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth is expected as people continue to seek addiction and mental health counseling services. In addition, states are increasingly seeking treatment and counseling services for drug offenders as a cost-effective alternative to incarceration and as a method to reduce recidivism.

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Popular Psychology Careers

Market Research Analyst

National Median Annual Salary
$65,810/year
18% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$74,180/year
updated May 2021
Top Companies for Market Research Analysts in Kentucky
JPMorgan Chase
$120,426
EY
$95,605
NRG
$85,868
Bachelor typically required for entry-level positions

Mental Health Counselor

National Median Annual Salary
$47,660/year
25% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$63,289/year
updated May 2021
Top Companies for Mental Health Counselors in Kentucky
U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs
$66,839
Seven Counties Services
$35,883
Eastern State Hospital
$27,028
Bachelor typically required for entry-level positions

Director of Human Resources

National Median Annual Salary
$35,960/year
17% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$66,214/year
updated May 2021
Top Companies for for Human Resources Directors in Kentucky
University of Louisville Health
$75,000
Human Resource Ops
$54,722
JBK Associates International
$150,000
Bachelor typically required for entry-level positions

*National job opportunities data is based on national medians and figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook handbook.
*Local job opportunities data is based on estimated base pay and figures from Indeed.com.

Other Psychology Careers

  • Clinical psychology
  • Industrial organizational psychology
  • Social services workers
  • Group home counselors
  • Community recreation mangers
  • Career advisors
  • Behavior analyst
  • Parent educator
  • Behavior coach
  • ABA therapist
  • Assessment and development specialist
  • Corporate HR analyst
  • Health and safety manager
  • Employee development specialist
  • Organizational development specialist
  • “I can confidently say that — as someone who doesn’t even live in the United States — EKU’s online program has been extremely accommodating and flexible. I can discuss advising appointments over email, and I can have my textbooks shipped to my address overseas.” – Sydney Garner Lewis
  • “After the birth of our first child, I knew I needed to go back and finish what I started,” said McKenzie. “I was happy that I could pick up where I left off at EKU even though I lived in a different state.” – EKU Online student and mom
  • “I chose EKU because I am a unique student with unique needs, and EKU provides an avenue for students like me to succeed.” – EKU Online Psychology student Jason Tate
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