Community Psychology

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Academic Advisor
  • Activities Coordinator
  • Admissions Representative
  • Behavioral Interventionist
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Career Counselor*
  • Counseling Psychologist*
  • Disability Specialist
  • Group Home Administrator
  • Human Resources
  • Human Services Technician
  • Marriage & Family Therapist*
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Occupational Therapist*
  • Personal & Home Care Aide
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Probation Officer
  • Psychologist*
  • Rehabilitation Counselor*
  • Residential Counselor
  • School Counselor*
  • Sexual Assault Advocate
  • Skills Trainer
  • Substance Abuse/ Recovery Counselor
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Youth Counselor
  • Youth Services Coordinator

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Assisted Living Centers/Nursing Homes
  • Early Childhood Organizations
  • Group Homes
  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • Local, State, and Federal Government
  • Mental Health Private Practices
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Schools, Colleges, and Universities

Minnesota Employers

  • Allina Hospitals
  • Autism Matters
  • Catholic Charities
  • CentraCare
  • Central MN Mental Health Center
  • Central MN Sexual Assault Center
  • Dakota Treatment Center
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Maple Lake Recovery Center
  • Opportunity Manor
  • Recovery Plus
  • Regions Hospital
  • State of Minnesota
  • United Way
  • YMCA

Salary and Outlook

Starting Salary Range:
$27,000-$40,000

*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Ability to work with diverse individuals
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Compassion/empathy
  • Conflict mediation
  • Desire to help others
  • Listening skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Patience
  • People skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Stress management
  • Trustworthiness
  • Work well under pressure