The skills developed, the understanding of human behaviour acquired and the competency with statistics gained in a psychology course, fit graduates to a wide variety of workplaces, such as:
Psychologists are employed in a wide range of fields
Career counselling - helping people in their choice of career, fitting people to the right job.
Child psychology - concerned with diagnosis and treatment of childhood disorders.
Clinical neuropsychology - applies an understanding of the neural basis of cognition, behaviour and emotion to assessment and treatment of adults and children with neurological disorders including stroke, head injury, dementia, and multiple sclerosis.
Clinical psychology - the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
Counselling psychology - helping people overcome social and emotional problems such as student study difficulties and relationship problems.
Educational and developmental psychology - evaluation of school teaching, assessment, and class problems, advising and providing remedial treatment for ‘problem children’ and children needing educational guidance.
Forensic psychology - assessment and treatment of offenders and victims, implementing intervention programs.
Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science.
Health psychology* - concerned with the development of strategies to promote health and alleviate the problems associated with chronic illness.
Human factors psychology and ergonomic - designing and evaluating human‑machine systems in order
to maximise the effectiveness and safety of their operation.
Organisational psychology* - concerned with the physical and emotional health, well‑being and performance of individuals, groups and organisations, through attention to: vocational choice and decision‑making; personnel selection, training and career development; adequate design of jobs, equipment and organisational structures; and appropriate management and leadership.
Sport psychology* - the application of psychological knowledge and skills, at the individual level, to understand and enhance sport performance and participation in sporting activities, team functioning, group leadership and morale and the effective organisation and development of sporting bodies.
Teaching - in universities and schools teaching psychology to students.
Research – in universities researching their own area of speciality; and in research centres and private or public institutions, eg road and accident research, market research, radio and television audience research.
* Whilst this course is not offered at Monash University at Postgraduate level, they are options for further specialisations at other institutions once you have completed your 60 cps psychology major.