Associate Degree in Psychology


Residential Treatment Aide, $23,000*

Orderly, $35,000*

Patient Care technician, $34,000*

Behavioral specialist, $48,000*

Crisis Hotline operator, $31,000*

Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisor, $89,040.95**

Marriage and Family Therapist, $44,662.33**

Psychiatric Technicians, $69,909.85**

Psychologists, All Other, $106,379.70**

Psychology Teacher, Postsecondary, $99,925.13**

Social and Human Service Assistants, $38,816.57**

Social Science Research Assistants, $53,866.68**

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

**Source: EMSI, 2021.1 dataset for San Bernardino and Riverside counties 

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