APA has a wealth of resources for practitioners, academicians and psychologists in non-academic positions to further their careers.
- School psychologists feel the squeeze
As school budgets shrink, school-based mental-health services are losing resources and support.
- Guidelines and criteria for practicing psychologists
APA has approved a variety of practice guidelines and related criteria as policy in such areas as multicultural practice, child custody evaluations and treatment of gay, lesbian and bisexual clients, and others.
- APA's Practice Directorate
Provides resources and services to practicing psychologists in all settings.
- Interview and Job Talk Tips
Where to start and what to do to get prepared for an interview.
- Doing Post-Doctoral Work — Should I?
As the job market in psychology has gotten more competitive over the past couple of decades, the number of post-doctoral opportunities has grown enormously.
- Variations on the theme of careers: Beyond a psychology department
What to consider about appointments in a number of different academic settings.
- Interesting careers in psychological science
APA aims to inform both graduate students and established psychologists about the broad range of non-academic positions in which they can apply their scientific knowledge and skills.
- Careers in psychology
Careers in psychology can be found in countless fields, from health care and public service to business and technology.
Featured APA Articles
- Do research ethics need updating for the digital age?
The Facebook emotional contagion study raises new questions.
- How should you prepare emotionally for retirement?
Plan in terms of developing other interests and making a gradual transition in terms of where you derive your self-esteem.
APA Publications on Psychology Careers
- Counseling Psychology, Third Edition
Contemporary research and theoretical approaches in the field, including a feature on feminist multicultural counseling.
- You’ve Earned Your Doctorate in Psychology… Now What?
Tips for securing a job as an academic or professional psychologist.
Curriculum Vitae or CVs
Grants and Funding