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Jobs directly related to your degree
* Clinical psychologist - uses psychology to reduce mental distress in overcoming psychological difficulties. The role involves developing evidence-based practice and conducting research.
* Educational psychologist - uses psychology to identify and support children or young people who are experiencing problems within an educational setting, with the aim of enhancing their learning.
* Forensic psychologist (prison and probation services) - uses psychology to assess and treat offenders.
* Further education lecturer or Higher education lecturer - teaches psychology in colleges and higher education institutions, mainly to people over 16. Higher education lecturers also perform significant amounts of research in their specialist area.
* Health psychologist - usually employed within the National Health Service (see NHS Careers), working to promote attitude and behaviour change in relation to health, often working on a specific behavioural area e.g. reducing drinking..
* Occupational psychologist - applies psychology to solve organisational problems including recruitment, selection and assessment, training, work design and dealing with change.
* Sport and exercise psychologist - uses psychological principles either as a sport psychologist with elite athletes to improve performance or as an exercise psychologist working with the public to increase participation in exercise.
Jobs where your degree would be useful
* Careers adviser/personal adviser - works with young people or adults providing information, advice and guidance, either individually or through groupwork.
* Counsellor - works with individuals, couples or small groups to help people problem solve and cope with difficulties or distressing incidents, e.g. rape counselling.
* Human resources officer - advises on and implements policies relating to the use of human resources including employee planning, recruitment, training and welfare.
* Psychotherapist - works with individuals or small groups to treat mental or physical disorders through a process of psychological treatment. Often a specialism of other roles such as social work, medicine, or clinical psychology.
* Retail manager - responsible for the day-to-day management of a department or store: managing staff; implementing policies and procedures; and ensuring sales targets are met.
(This information is extracted from prospects.ac.uk)
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