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.

Doctorate Level Careers
Clinical Psychologist* Counselors
Educational Psychologist Industrial-organizational Psychologist*
Psychotherapist* Child Psychologist*
Private Practice* Human Service Practitioner
Education Administration Trial Consultant
Clinical Neuropsychopharmacologist Design Psychologist


Master’s Level Careers
School Psychologist* Forensic Psychologist
Career Counselor Engineering Psychologist
Sports Psychologist Human Resources Analyst
Behavioral Counselor Psychiatric Technician
Professor* Experimental Psychology
Rehabilitation Counselor Developmental Specialist


Bachelor’s Level Careers
Employee Relations Public Relations*
Consulting Services Social Services*
Human Resources* Educational Services
Market Research Youth Services*
Teaching Substance Abuse Services
Advertising News Reporting
Court/Juvenile Services* Community Services

* denotes occupations of Simpson psychology alumni


Sample 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 Homestead

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