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.
Center for Workforce Studies
Demographics, employment status and other salary information for doctorate recipients in psychology.
- Employment Characteristics
Includes profiles of educational, employment and demographic data.
- Job Satisfaction
Reports on employment status, psychology subfields, perceptions of the job market, employment patterns and other areas.
Featured APA Articles
APA Publications on Psychology Careers
Press release: Older workers bring valuable knowledge to the job
Mature workers possess higher “crystallized intelligence,” which includes verbal ability and experiential knowledge.
‘Finding Jobs with a Psychology Bachelor’s Degree’
Expert advice for launching your career.