Career prospects for graduates

With a degree in psychology , you are particularly qualified to work in fields where empirical-analytical skills and profound knowledge of quantitative methods are in high demand. You can either work in the public service or in the private sector. There is no set career path for social scientists. Instead, students specialize in their studies through internships, part-time jobs, or volunteer work, which helps to hone their individual profiles.

Potential careers

The following overview shows the career options:

  • Work and Organizational Psychology

    Many psychologists work in human resources. They recruit employees for open positions, organize the further development of employees as Human Resource managers or develop application processes for companies, such as e.g. an assessment center. Psychologists also support companies in further developing their human resources strategy.

    In the field of organizational development or change management, psychologists shape change processes directly at companies or at consultancy firms.

  • Research

    Empirical-analytical methods are an important part of psychology studies. With this knowledge, psychologists are in demand in the field of market and opinion research but also in marketing.

  • Health care

    Traditionally, psychologists work in the health system, for example in psychological services or as school psychologists and rehabilitation psychologists. In order to offer therapy, graduates have to complete additional training to become a psychotherapist.

  • Academia

    If you complete a master’s degree, you can pursue an academic career. The master’s program in Psychology is the perfect choice if you plan to continue your academic training with a doctoral program in order to pursue a career in science and research.