Education Careers that Require a Bachelor's Degree

Education Careers--Library Assistant

Can I use my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology to get a job as a Library Assistant?

You can use your Bachelor's degree in Psychology to get a job as a Library assistant. In this position, you will help librarians organize library materials and information, direct patrons to books and databases, and perform clerical and administrative tasks (e.g., handling interlibrary loan requests, cataloguing books, shelving books, and using the library's database). Because of your background with reading materials and with using the library where you went to school, you are likely already familiar with some aspects of this job.

If you want to move up to a higher-paying job, being a Library Assistant is usually the first step in becoming a Librarian. However, if you want to be an actual Librarian, you will have to go back to school to earn a Library Science degree, typically at the Master's degree level.

Salary Information

The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the average yearly income for a Library Assistant at $29,000.

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Education Careers--Teaching Children

Education Careers--Administration

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Education Careers--Master's Degree as a School Counselor

Education Careers--EdD in Education

Education Careers--PhD in Educational Psychology

Education Careers--PhD in School Psychology

 

Education Careers--Teaching Children

Can I start a career Teaching Children with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology?

With your undergraduate degree in Psychology, there are a number of career paths you can take to be a teacher of some type. First, you can teach grades K-12. However, you can only be a K-12 teacher if you take the necessary courses (including student teaching) required to be certified in the state where you will ultimately reside. For a typical Psychology major, this will likely make lengthen your undergraduate career. Second, there are other types of teaching that you might like to do, which may or may not require certification. This includes teaching classes at various location (e.g., at a community center, GED, life skills, parenting, etc. These teaching opportunities may be in the US or abroad (e.g., teaching English in a foreign country). Third, there are opportunities to teach through government agencies such as Americorps or the Peace Corps, but they pay less. Finally, you can also tutor individuals individually or as part of a learning center. This tutoring might be about Psychology, but i is more likely to be in a subject which you have a strong background (e.g., math, foreign language).

Here is just one site of many that can give you more insight to being a teacher in a school: http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/teacher/

Salary Information

The US Bureau of Labor Statistic lists the median yearly income for a Teacher at $58,000.

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Education Careers--Library Assistant

Education Careers--Administration

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Education Careers--Master's Degree as a School Counselor

Education Careers--EdD in Education

Education Careers--PhD in Educational Psychology

Education Careers--PhD in School Psychology