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Get Involved! Professional Groups - Psychology
The South Carolina Psychological Association
The purposes of the South Carolina Psychological Association are:
• To advance psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare.
• To foster and maintain high standards of practice, teaching, and research in the field of psychology.
• To make available to the public information regarding psychology as a science and as a profession.
American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.
National Association of School Psychologists
NASP mission is to empower school psychologists by advancing effective practices to improve students’ learning, behavior, and mental health.
Careers in Psychology - Online Resources
What Can I Do With Psychology?
The chart from Simmons College and the University of Tennessee shows the different areas of the workforce you can enter with a psychology degree as well as potential employers and the steps and strategies to obtain a job.
APA Careers in Psychology
Online brochure from the APA outlining what psychology is; what its subfields are; job outlooks for psychology majors, and educational requirements for a variety of positions on the field.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The U.S. Department of Labor produces the Occupational Outlook Handbook , which provides information such as: median pay, number of jobs currently in the field, work environment, and similar occupations. ***Search for the term "counselor" will yield several results including: Mental Health Counselor and Substance Abuse Counselor***
The APA career site is a great resource to see what jobs are available and what the education and experience requirements are.