5 job roles for psychology graduates

Meg Timbrell
Meg Timbrell
Content & Social Media Manager
1 min read

Whether you're a recent graduate of psychology or are just considering what doors psychology can open, you might be wondering what your options are out there for psychology graduates. Check out these five career pathways for psychology graduates, and if none of these tickle your fancy, we have hundreds more job roles on our site here.

Criminal Intelligence Analyst

Criminal intelligence analysts look at data and identify patterns in criminal activity, from fraud to violent crime. Criminal Intelligence Analysts might move into this field after completing a degree that includes data analysis (psychology, criminology, social science, computing, or maths & statistics).

Salary: £20k - £25k

Hours: 37 - 40 per week

Full job description here.

Clinical Psychologist

Clinical psychologists help people make positive changes to their thinking and behaviour. You'll need to complete a 3-year degree in psychology accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS) or a 3-year postgraduate doctorate in clinical psychology.

Salary: £30k - £99k

Hours: 37 - 39 per week

Full job description here.

Psychotherapist

Psychotherapists use talking techniques and therapies to help people who are distressed, or have mental health problems. You'll usually need a degree and postgraduate award in psychotherapy that is recognised by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, British Psychoanalytic Council, or the Association of Child Psychotherapists. Courses can take up to 4 years to complete.

Salary: £30k - £43k

Hours: 39 - 41 per week

Full job description here.

Art Therapist

Art therapists help people express difficult thoughts and feelings through creative activities. You'll need to combine knowledge of art and its techniques with psychology and counselling skills.

Salary: £30k - £43k

Hours: 37 - 39 per week

Full job description here.

Psychologist

Psychologists study people's behaviour, motivations, thoughts and feelings, to help them overcome or control their problems. You'll need a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree in psychology leading to Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), work experience in the specialism you want to work in, a BPS accredited postgraduate qualification relating to your chosen specialism. If you have a degree that isn't in psychology, you may be able to complete an approved psychology conversion course.

Salary: £32k - £83k

Hours: 35 - 40 per week

Full job description here.

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