Use the following job search sites to search for Psychology-related job opportunities in a variety of settings including human services, criminal justice/forensics, workplaces, and others.
Entry-level jobs in Psychology include a wide range of job titles in many areas including human services/addiction, criminal justice/forensics, and workplace. When using any of the job sites above, consider inserting keywords such as: worker, specialist, manager, coordinator, officer, liaison, aide, or technician next to your target population or position.
Below are a few job titles to search for:
Human Services/Addiction: Assistant case manager, youth advocate, behavioral health technician, mental health aide, child development specialist, child welfare caseworker, family liaison; support specialist (recovery, housing), community worker.
Criminal Justice/Forensics: Corrections officer, parole officer, probation officer, correctional treatment specialist, re-entry specialist, court liaison.
Workplace: Employment specialist, human resources assistant, public relations specialist, project manager, research assistant, program coordinator.
NOTE: Keep in mind that some of these job titles may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the pursuit or completion of your degree.
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