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9. Psychology

May 8, 2019

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Median wage early career: $34,000Median wage mid-career: $56,000Unemployment rate: 4.1%Underemployment rate: 49.7%Share with graduate degree: 50.3%

Classified as a “behavioral science,” psychology is the study of individual and collective behavior. Psychology majors study the physical and environmental factors that influence human behavior, research methods, and the treatment of mood disorders. Psychology majors can pursue careers ranging from business and marketing to counseling and social services. Unfortunately, a typical early-career wage for psychology majors is just $34,000 per year.