Psychology, Career in Psychology


Psychology is a science which deals with the working of human mind, thoughts and behavior. Many colleges/ universities in the country provide the aspirants with various diplomas, certificate, UG, PG and doctoral courses in Psychology.

Job profiles in Psychology

The various job profiles offered for a graduate in psychology are mentioned below.

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counseling Psychologist
  • Developmental Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Staff Recruiter
  • Urban Planning Officer
  • Guide & Counselor
  • Social Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Industrial Psychologist
  • Research Psychologist
  • Developmental Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Health Educator
  • Industrial Organization Psychologist
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Neuro Psychologist
  • Psychiatric Assistant
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Public Relation Officer
  • Public Statistician
  • Recreation Worker
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Special Education Teacher
  • School Psychologist
  • Caregiver
  • Career Counselor
  • Career Employment Specialist
  • Case Manager
  • Child Care Worker
  • Child Support Specialist
  • Clergymen
  • Day Care Centre Supervisor
  • Community Relations Officer

Career opportunities in public sector

The demand of psychologists in several government schools, colleges and other organizations are increasing day by day. Hence it has now become much easier to secure a job in these public sector firms than in the olden days. One can get into these firms by clearing the exams conducted by various government authorities such UPSC, state PSC, SSC, etc. The candidates can also get promotions to higher post by writing different departmental tests. In these government departments, apart from the monthly income the aspirants will also get various other allowances.

Career opportunities in private sector

Psychologists have ample opportunities in various private sector firms in the country. The list of employment areas where a psychologist can work are mentioned below.

  • Welfare Organizations
  • Research Establishments
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Prisons
  • Child / Youth Guidance Centers
  • Advertising Industry
  • Clergy
  • Colleges / Universities
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Correctional Programs
  • Defense Forces
  • Hospitals
  • Personnel Administration
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Offices
  • Media

Psychology Opportunities abroad

Apart from the home land, various organizations abroad also provide different job openings for the candidates those who have completed their psychology course. The graduates can easily secure a psychology job in any of the hospitals / schools / welfare organizations in the foreign countries.

Salary range

The remunerations of psychologists differ on the basis of qualification, skill and employment sector. At the entry level, a psychologist may earn a monthly income in the range of about Rs. 10,000/- to Rs. 15,000/-. With experience and skill in the field, the pay scale may reach to Rs. 60,000/- within 2 - 3 years. For those employed in foreign countries, at the starting stage itself they can earn a monthly salary nearly in the range of Rs. 75,000/- to 1 lakh.



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18 Responses to “Psychology, Career in Psychology”

  1. 18

    i am studying inter second year and i’m interested in psychology can u help me with my carrer in psychology

  2. 17

    i have done my masters in psychology from distance university, i want to make career in psychology in . I request you to let me know the list of
    institutions, name of the test /
    examination, web or email address
    and the eligility criteria. i live in mumbai and want to do government job as psychologist, plz send details on my email address, thank you so much.

  3. 16

    Hi, I am in 9th standard now and interested to build up my career in Pshychology. I am also willing to appear in related online or offline exams if available from any institutinos across the world, in order to check my ability to build up my career in Pshychology. I request you to let me know the list of institutions, name of the test / examination, web or email address and the eligility criteria. Thank you in advance for your help. Regards / Vaishnavi.

  4. 15

    hy muje b msc krne ha but rezlt ky bd…..hahhhhhhhhhhh plzzzzzzz pary 4 me……

  5. 14

    Hai Friends!Iam a final year student in the stream of ece.
    Canl i continue further studies in psycology?
    Plz help me to know?

  6. 13

    I am Dr.makarand did my BAMS,
    now want do P.G course in psychology
    that also in clinical/child/criminal psychology
    please sugest me the courses and the colleges in INDIA,
    If it is a distance course then it will be better for me

  7. 12

    i m in pshychology previous can i appear for ugc net exam.

  8. 11

    what are the eligibilities for doing psychology.and is there any chance to do it after Btech.

  9. 10

    Are u all sure tat Psychology would offer a sure shot job after PGs in the respective fields?

  10. 9
    vaibhav kashyap:

    i want become a psychiatric how i can becme a psychiatric please tell me about the whole information of psychology, career guidence in psychology, jobs opporunities in psychology, admission guidence in psychology which necessary for becoming a psychiatric.

  11. 8

    i have completed intermediate(mpc) i love psychology can i known that i am eligible for counselling psychology or not if
    eligible can i known steps for completing it(i.e after 10 +2)
    and also inform good colleges in specified

  12. 7

    i have done my 10+2(mpc) i love studying psychology can you
    tell what i should study to become psychologiest (as per my eligiblilty)and help me by giving types of psychologies available for
    me(as per my eligibilty)

  13. 6

    I have done BCA but i want to pursue my interest which is Psychology so plz suggest me some courses which i can take up(courses for which i am eligible) and also names of the colleges,universities.
    Hoping for an early responce.
    Thank you.

  14. 5

    i passed out the +2.. i love studying psychology…i dnt have any guide line for that ..plss help me out..i m frm kerala…pls give me a complete view about the colleges offering psycology in kerala and banglore..

  15. 4

    please help me as to how to enter in Counseling psychology.

  16. 3
    A. Ganguly:

    I would like to do my B.Sc. in psychology but I am a 10+2 with science student. Please suggest some good colleges and universities where I can do it, preferably in or around Mumbai

  17. 2
    lakshmi nair:

    i m +2 student i love studying psychology…i dnt have a guild line for that plss help me out..i m frm kerala…

  18. 1

    I need to do a master’s degree in psychology through distance learning..i reside in Goa….plz help me out