Psychology grads face below-average salaries: study

Reuters:

U.S. graduates leaving university with a psychology degree face dim salary prospects when they enter the job market despite claims by employers of valuing a liberal arts education, according to a new study.

“Face it, wages are tied to specific occupations, and real-world data show that psychology alumni just don’t work in areas that pay top dollar,” said Donald W. Rajecki, of Indiana University, and the lead author of the report.

Among some of the jobs psychology graduates enter are mental health case manager, day-care teacher, home health aide, social worker and substance abuse counselor.

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