Career Outlook

Your Future with a BS in Psychology and Human Services

"Individuals with bachelor's degrees will earn $400,000 more in their lifetimes than those with just a high school diploma, according to a College Board report." —Higher Ed Dive, June 2020

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services, you will be qualified to apply for a broad range of positions in human services and related fields, and you will be prepared for future opportunities to advance your education and your career. 

Job Titles

Students who earn their undergraduate degree in Psychology and Human Services may pursue many different career paths including the following:

  • Probation Officer
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Research Assistant
  • Case Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Social Service Specialists
  • Marketing Researcher
  • Higher Education Recruiter
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Police Officer
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Correctional Officer
  • Substance Abuse Counselor (Entry-level)
  • Therapeutic Mentor
  • Elementary Special Education Aide
  • Case Coordinator
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Project Coordinator
  • Therapeutic Training and Support Counselor
  • Human Services Screener/Liaison
  • Human Services Manager
  • Family Support Worker

Salary Range

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a range of salaries, which vary by industry and occupation.  Here is a sampling below. We encourage you to do your own research on or the Bureau of Labor Statistics to explore salary expectations for your geographical region and industry.

Job Title Bureau of Labor Statistics National Salary Range
Social Service Specialists $32,564-$49,993
Marketing Researcher $40,900-$55,438
Correctional Officer $37,556-$57,471
Case Coordinator $45,212-$64,655
Mental Health Worker $35,162-$54, 781

Shani Jean-Charles"Being a part of the bachelor's program has allowed me to grow as a person and I have been able to find a home where I feel a tremendous amount of support from everyone. The continuous support has motivated me to continue with my education within the Clinical PsyD program where I strive to be a clinician for the underserved communities."

Shani Jean-Charles, Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services

Careers in Psychology and Human Services

Dr. Kerri Augusto, Program Director for the BS in Psychology and Human Services degree completion program, walks you through a 25-minute video presentation on career options in psychology and human services. Watch our video presentation.

Further Your Education and Experience

As part of our deep commitment to workforce development, we encourage our students to explore all of the available programs and experiential opportunities at William James College. Often, graduates of the BS program choose to continue their education in our master's and doctoral degree programs. You may choose to pursue a graduate program  in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Applied Behavior Analysis, School Psychology, Psychology, or Organizational and Leadership Psychology.  Or, you may wish to join the Behavioral Health Service Corps℠, which is a unique opportunity to serve, earn, and learn. This paid, year-long service and learning opportunity for recent college graduates provides an entry-level career experience in behavioral healthcare along with credits towards a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

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Career Services at William James College

We offer career services through our Dean of Students Office including individual career guidance and employment counseling, workshops, events, and resources to students and alumni across all disciplines.

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