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Careers you can do if you have a passion for Psychology

4 months ago

Do you enjoy Psychology at school but aren’t sure what career options you could take based on this? There is no such thing as a ‘Psychology Apprenticeship’, however there are many roles you can do that incorporates the subject, which you probably never even thought about! Take a look at some of the options below and see how psychology plays an important role in each profession.

Marketing

Marketing is all about promoting and selling products or services in a business. There are several different areas within marketing that you could focus on as a career, see below: 

  • Digital Marketing (includes social media marketing)
  • Content Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Email Marketing
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Event Marketing
  • Product Marketing
  • Visual Marketing
  • Video Marketing
  • Research Marketing 

There is a strong link between psychology and marketing. Part of being an effective marketer is understanding this relationship and how to evoke emotional responses from your customers. When people feel emotionally connected to something, it makes them more likely to buy the product or use the service. By having that deeper understanding of humans from a psychological perspective you can apply this to your marketing role in order to succeed.

Human Resources (HR)

HR professionals oversee the business of managing people in an organisation, which includes functions such as compensation, benefits, training and development, staffing and strategic planning, to name a few. If you have a passion for psychology, then you could excel in a career in HR, because you can use your knowledge to help teams understand more about who prospective candidates are and what they can bring to your organisation. HR is all about dealing with and understanding people, so this could be a great career choice for you.

Data Analytics

Data analytics converts raw data into actionable insights. It includes a range of tools, technologies, and processes used to find trends and solve problems by using data. Data analytics can shape business processes, improve decision-making, and foster business growth. As data continues to increase due to technological advances, psychologists with a background in data science, research methods, and statistics can help articulate why certain patterns and trends may occur. They may also be able to explain how technology continues to shape human behaviour.

Counsellor 

Counsellors work with people experiencing a wide range of emotional and psychological problems to help them bring about effective change and/or enhance their wellbeing. You'll help people with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, loss and relationship difficulties that are affecting their lives. There are so many ways you can use your knowledge from studying psychology at school, but you will need to complete further qualifications in order to become a counsellor due to the responsibilities of the job. 

We add new roles to our website every week, so make sure you set up an alert for any of these opportunities, to ensure you don’t miss out! 

If you enjoy working with people, have strong communication & listening skills, are good at problem solving and have an understanding of statistical methods and data analysis, then a career in psychology could be the ideal pathway for your future.

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