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Resources on Graduate Education and Careers in Psychology: Career Information

General Websites

Occupational Outlook Handbook
    http://stats.bls.gov/ooh/Life-Physical-and-Social-Science/Psychologists.htm

Published annually by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Provides succinct overviews of jobs in many fields.

See also the Occupational Outlook Quarterly, published by the same source (http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/home.htm).

O*Net OnLine (Occupational Information Network)
    http://www.onetonline.org/

This database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with over 900 occupations.

Saint Louis University Career Services
    http://slu.edu/x28683.xml

CareerOneStop
    http://www.careeronestop.org/

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, this site provides free tools and resources about a variety of work-related topics.

Questions One Should Be Prepared to Answer for Job Interviews
    http://otal.umd.edu/~sies/jobquess.html

Compiled by Dr. Mary Corbin Sies, University of Maryland-College Park, for her academic job search in American Studies. It's an older website, but the questions remain valid. Most of the questions are applicable to, or can be adapted to, job searches in other disciplines.

Sites Specific to Psychology

Career Development (APA)
    http://www.apa.org/careers/resources/index.aspx

Explore resources about academic careers, non-academic careers, and practice.  See also Career Guides and first-person accounts of "Interesting Careers in Psychological Science."  

Psychology: What can I do with this degree?

    http://slu.edu/services/studev/career_services/majors/html/psychology.html

Chart prepared by the Career Planning staff of Career Services at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville; rights acquired by Saint Louis University Career Services. Features areas of employment, types of employers, and developmental strategies.

Career Decision Tree for Psychology Students
    http://www.wku.edu/~sally.kuhlenschmidt/psycareer/index.htm

Question-answer formatted site presented by the M.A.-Clinical Psychology and Ed.S.-School Psychology Graduate Programs of Western Kentucky University.

Center for Workforce Studies (APA)
    http://www.apa.org/workforce/index.aspx

Education and Employment Data, mainly by degree level

Salary Surveys

PsycCareers
    http://www.apa.org/careers/psyccareers/

APA Web site that hosts job-seeker resumes and supports employer searches of the resumes in its databases. Accounts are required and fees are charged for resume searches. The site also includes a variety of career-related Web links.

APA article series on Interesting Careers in Non-Academic Psychology (http://www.apa.org/science/nonacad_careers.html)

Eye on Psi Chi
    http://www.psichi.org/pubs/eye/

Available online from Fall 1996 (Volume 1, Issue 1) to date. Searchable from home page; browsable by issue or by category (e.g., Career Preparation, Fields of Psychology). Some recent career-related articles:

Monitor on Psychology
    http://www.apa.org/monitor/

Available online from January 1998-date. Searchable from home page or browsable by issue (http://www.apa.org/monitor/); click on "Previous Issues" in the navigation bar under "In this issue." Some recent career-related articles:

Careers in Counseling and Psychotherapy

    http://www.noctrl.edu/academics/departments/psychology/department_site/Careers.Counseling.htm

Prepared by Dr. Steven M. Davis, North Central College.

So Your Students Want to be Sports Psychologists!  (2003)
    http://teachpsych.org/otrp/resources/finley03.pdf

Prepared by Diane L. Finley, Prince George's Community College.

Human Factors Careers
    http://www.hfes.org

The Web site of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society links to several education- and career-related documents (see "Information for Students" section).