Degree in Psychology? Read: Employability

Since 2011, the British Psychological Society has been following a group of psychology graduates. The study is planned to conclude in 2018.

Nearly 3 thousand graduates from 85 universities were surveyed. Researchers report that the survey found a majority of graduates found critical employability skills had been developed by their time spent learning in the psychology field in universities.

The graduates noted that, “skills such as self-management, problem solving and communication had been ‘well developed’ by their psychology degree.  The majority of respondents said these skills were used most of the time in their current job.” The earlier the respondents had graduated, the more likely they were to assign use of these skills to their current job. It is also important to note that on average it took around 3 years for graduates to secure jobs in the field of psychology, so the two may be related.

How do you feel about how your degree has helped you in the workplace? Did you study psychology or another field? Are you considering a degree in psychology, and if so, do these finding influence your thought process in any way? Let us know in the comments below.

 

Reference:

http://www.bps.org.uk/news/lifelong-skills-gained-psychology-degree

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