Many of our Human Development and Psychology students decide they want to enter medical professions. Two potential careers are highlighted below.
Registered Nurse: Graduates of our programs have gone on to nursing schools and to technical colleges that offer nursing programs. Some were interested in providing physical health care (http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm), while others have discussed the possibility of going on for a graduate degree in psychiatric nursing to pursue a career in mental health services (http://www.apna.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1). Click on the provided links to learn more.
Medical and Health Services Manager: Interested in health services, but perhaps not as excited about providing direct patient care? Another career possibility is providing management for health care facilities. Read more in the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and note that an advanced degree is required in this very competitive field, but that graduate programs may accept applicants with liberal arts bachelor’s degrees (like Human Development and Psychology!). See: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos014.htm