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Careers & Post-Graduation Planning: Psychology careers

Resources for learning more about careers and other next steps for Castleton University students

OOH on Psychologists

Occupational Outlook Handbook

From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

"The profiles featured cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade."

Careers related to psychology

Community and Social Service Occupations



See books in the CU library catalog on psychology careers

Some examples:

Professional Associations

Career resources from professional associations

American Psychogical Association

PsyCareers website

Includes Career Development Resources

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Social Work Career Center


Online Psychology Career Center

Part of the larger Social Psychology Network site, maintained by Scott Plous of Wesleyan University, "designed to be a one- stop resource for psychology students and professionals" (site). It includes job listings, tips, advice, FAQs, and more.

Current issues in the field

Access tables of contents and abstracts of APA-published journals to learn about current topics in the field. For any journal, Click on "View Table of Contents and Online First Publication."

For full-text, check the Journal Titles A-Z list, or try putting the title of an article into OneSearch (above or on library website).

Or see the psychology journals the library subscribes to in print or in these databases to understand current issues being researched and discussed.

Human Resources resources

To learn about workplace issues in general

Society for Human Resource Management

Some relevant journals are available full-text online through Castleton subscription databases.

You can browse by date, or search within individual journals. 

Some examples:

Through Business Source Premier

  • Journal of Human Resources
  • HR Focus
  • HR Magazine
  • TD: Talent Development

Through other databases

Directories of grad programs

Peterson's Graduate Schools

Search by school name, major, location, or other keywords.  Includes online programs.

Peterson's Graduate & Professional Programs
REF 378.73 P442 (6 volumes), including these:

  • Humanities, arts, and social sciences
  • Biological/biomedical sciences, & health-related medical professions
  • Business, education, information studies, law & social work.

Career exploration and general resources

An online tool for career exploration

You can conduct a self-assessment, explore job titles and industries, prepare or update a resumé, read tips and advice, participate in an interview simulation, view job listings, and more.

Subscription resource through the Vermont Dept. of Libraries.  Castleton students can use their VSC log-in.  Vermont residents can log-in through their public libraries.

Career exploration tool from the U.S. Dept. of Labor. Search, browse by industry, or answer questions to be matched with career areas.

To learn about occupations:


Detailed descriptions of occupations, from the U.S. Dept. of Labor, informed by surveys of workers

Other resources