Associate Degree in Psychology


Psychiatric Technician, $34,000* Residential Treatment Aide, $23,000* Orderly, $35,000* Patient Care technician, $34,000* Behavioral specialist, $48,000* Crisis Hotline operator, $31,000*

*Annual median salary, 2013, Simply Hired: Riverside area

Career Info

An associate in arts in psychology degree can lead to a career working in research, teaching, counseling, human services, marketing, management, emergency services and law, among others. It is also the foundation for four-year college studies in psychology.

Potential Careers

  • Psychiatric technician
  • Residential treatment aide
  • Orderly
  • Patient care technician
  • Behavioral specialist
  • Crisis hotline operator
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Child psychologist
  • Sports psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Health psychologist
  • Organizational psychologist
  • Guidance counselor
  • Teacher
  • Human resources specialist
  • Social worker
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Market research analyst