5 Top Psychology Graduate Jobs
As a Psychology graduate, you’ll have lots of different graduate careers open to you. Here are some of the best graduate jobs for Psychology graduates:
1. Marketing / Advertising
Both graduate marketing jobs and advertising jobs require you to get inside the head of a target audience.
Understandably, Psychology graduates are in-demand in both marketing & advertising, because of their ability to provide valuable insights on human behaviour and human interaction.
Graduate marketing jobs and advertising jobs will also often involve a lot of research and campaign analysis; all skills which will have been honed on a Psychology course.
2. Human Resources Officer
To work in HR, exceptional people skills and an understanding of human interaction are absolutely necessary.
HR roles tend to also require good organisational skills, empathy and communication, in order to resolve conflicts, liaise with employees and report back to senior stakeholders.
The skills learned on a Psychology course are strikingly similar; and graduate employers will often value Psychology graduates particularly highly when looking to fill HR roles.
Read more about 7 careers in Human Resources here.
3. Recruitment Consultant
Psychology undergraduates will often possess good interpersonal and communication skills; making them a great match for graduate jobs in recruitment.
They will also tend to have a good understanding of human behaviour, a key part of succeeding in recruitment.
In fact, three of the Give A Grad A Go team – Claire Donaldson, Rachel Collins and Elise Bresler – are Psychology graduates themselves!
4. Sales / Business Development
The same skill set that is important in recruitment jobs also applies to graduate sales jobs.
For employers looking to hire sales candidates, the ability to understand other people and what they want is a highly valuable skill.
So, if you’re preparing for your sales job interview, remember to speak about how well your degree course equips you for this aspect of the job.
Considering a career in sales? Find out more about what it’s like to work in sales.
5. Market Researcher
For someone who has earned an undergraduate Psychology degree, research will have played a huge part in their qualification.
A graduate job as a Research Associate or Research Analyst may be a great choice for a Psychology graduate; and is necessary in every industry, from technology to medicine.