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Quick Facts: Psychology Industry

Median Pay:   $104,960 per year | $50 per hour
Entry-Level Education:   Doctoral or professional degree
Work Experience:   None
Number of Jobs, 2014:   201,000

Psychology Occupations:

  • Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists$68,900
  • Industrial-organizational psychologists$76,950
  • Psychologists, all other$92,110
  • Psychiatrists$181,880

Online Psychology Degrees

Psychology is the study of the brain as well as human behavior. Psychologists study and observe human behavior and actions in individuals, groups, cultures and societies to better understand humans as a whole.

Some researchers will focus more on the brain functions that cause certain reactions or emotions like anger and love, while others will spend more time observing the emotional and social cues that encourage certain behaviors.

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