B.A. in Psychology Careers

Qualify for Interdisciplinary Careers or Graduate Study

Pursuing your Bachelor of Arts in Psychology can open doors to diverse career paths and professional opportunities in mental health care, human services, community programming, business and more. Whether you want to enter the field after graduation or continue your education to qualify for more advanced roles, the knowledge and skills you'll gain in this program will prepare you for long-term success.

Psychology Careers with a Bachelor's Degree

Because psychology is such a versatile credential, you can pursue careers that align with your interests, skill sets and professional goals. Earning a bachelor's-level credential will give you a competitive advantage in the job market for entry-level positions or help you meet requirements for entrance into a graduate program.

Possible jobs for graduates include:

  • Behavioral health specialist
  • Caseworker
  • Child development specialist
  • Human services manager
  • Market research analyst
  • Research assistant
  • Social and community services manager
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Victim advocate

Job Outlook and Salary Potential

Employment in psychology-related career paths is on the rise, with 15% growth projected for social and community services managers1 and an even more impressive 23% growth rate estimated for substance abuse and mental health counselors2 through 2030. Factors like increased demand for mental health services, an aging population and an emphasis on counseling instead of incarceration are driving this demand.

Outside of mental health and social services, Anna Maria graduates can pursue career paths in marketing, human resources and other business contexts.

Salary data for potential B.A. in Psychology careers is included below:

  • Caseworker: $48,2843
  • Health education specialists and community health worker: $48,1404
  • Human resources specialist: $63,4905
  • Market research analyst: $65,8106
  • Social and community services manager: $69,6007
  • Substance abuse, behavioral disorder or mental health counselor: $47,6608

Meet Your Professional Goals

Click here to learn more about the online bachelor's degree in psychology from Anna Maria College or call 877-265-3201 to speak with a program manager.


  1. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/social-and-community-service-managers.htm
  2. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/substance-abuse-behavioral-disorder-and-mental-health-counselors.htm
  3. https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Social_Case_Worker/Salary
  4. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/health-educators.htm
  5. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/human-resources-specialists.htm
  6. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/market-research-analysts.htm
  7. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/social-and-community-service-managers.htm
  8. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/substance-abuse-behavioral-disorder-and-mental-health-counselors.htm