In recent years, psychology degrees have increased in popularity and for good reason. Like English degrees, a psychology degree is a versatile qualification with transferrable skills applicable to many different industries and career paths. 

In this blog, we look at three of the most common careers psychology graduates go into following completion of their degree.  

  1. Clinical Psychologist 
  2. Social Worker 
  3. Marketing & Advertising 

Clinical Psychologist 

Clinical psychologists work with people of all ages with a range of psychological difficulties, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, addictions, learning disabilities and family/relationship issues.  

Day-to-day as a clinical psychologist, you will conduct direct observations and psychometric testing of patients’ mental health disorders. From here, you will work with the individual (often including their family and carer(s)) to provide psychological intervention to overcome their condition or improve their quality of life.  

Clinical psychologists work with doctors and nurses in a variety of settings, including hospitals, local clinics, health centres, mental health teams, social services, schools and prisons.  

Social Worker 

As a social worker, you job is to help improve people’s lives by helping with social and interpersonal difficulties, promoting human rights and wellbeing.  

Social workers protect children and adults with support needs from harm, including those with mental health problems.  

Social workers work with a number of people at any one time. This is often referred to as a caseload. Day-to-day work involves assessing people’s needs, strengths and wishes, working with individuals and families directly to help them make changes and solve problems, organising support, making recommendations or referrals to other services and agencies, and keeping detailed records. 

Marketing and Advertising 

Although a career in marketing and advertising is vastly different to that of social work or psychiatry, effective marketing and advertising requires a fundamental understanding of people and the way we think – this makes psychology graduates perfect candidates for marketing and advertising roles.  

Many psychology graduates go into careers in marketing and advertising, in particular marketing analytics and insights where their skills and knowledge are used to understand and influence consumer behaviour.  

Thinking of Studying Psychology? 

If you would like to learn more about psychology courses available in the UK, contact our friendly advisors today on +44 (0)23 9283 9210.  

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