What Can I do with a Psychology Major?

A degree in psychology can prepare you for a variety of careers limited only by your imagination. Many of the occupations listed below may require further study and earning of an advanced degree, but a major in psychology at Simpson College would serve as an important step toward attaining a position in your chosen field.

Sample Occupations of Simpson Psychology Alumni:

Behavior Analyst

Case Worker

Child Care Worker

Child Protection Worker

Child Psychologist

Clinical Therapist

Admissions Counselor

Corrections Officer

Disability Examiner

Employment Counselor

Event Coordinator

Family Service Worker

Family Support Coordinator

Funeral Director

Human Resources

Industrial-Organizational Psychologist

Juvenile Court Officer


Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Milieu Therapy Counselor


Occupational Therapist

Parole Officer

Private Practice



Public Relations

Research Psychologist

Residential Counselor

School Counselor

School Psychologist

Senior Corporate Negotiator

Social Psychologist

Social Worker

Speech-Language Therapist

Youth Service Worker


Sample of Employers of Simpson Psychology Alumni:

Aegis Therapies

Boone Family Resources

Boys Town National Research Hospital

Brown University

City of Des Moines

Community Mental Health Center

Dallas Community Services

Department of Veterans Affairs

Drake University Head Start

Forest Ridge Youth Services

Four Oaks of Iowa

Fraser Child Family Center

Friendship Program Inc.

Glen Haven Counseling

Heartland Area Education Agency


Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Iowa Department of Corrections

Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center

Kansas State University


Mercy Medical Clinic

Mercy Ruan Neurology Clinic Research

Mosaic Homes of Iowa

Neighborhood Housing Services

Orchard Place

Partner in Community Supports

People’s Savings Bank

Rock Valley Physical Therapy

Social Security Administration

Southglen Family Practice

St. Louis University

St. Mary’s Hospital

State of Iowa

The Village

Volunteers America

Wells Fargo

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

Youth Emergency Services Shelter

Youth Homes Mid-America