So you went to UCLA and landed a degree in Psychology and Human Services - so you should become a Psychologist - right?
One of the hardest choices facing college students of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) once they complete their degree program is deciding where to use that experience and degree - and ultimately what job to take. Some graduate with a clear goal in mind, selecting a specific niche within their field of study and go after it even before graduation via internships and networking.
Others study a field out of passion but never take the time to select a specific job to apply their skills to. If you fall into that category and can leave you jobless and facing some big choices once you leave UCLA and step into the real world.
While UCLA offers a variety of graduate and undergraduate degrees, several stand out as the most popular choice for students. According to UCLA Today, the top 5 include Psychology, Mathematics, Integrative Biology and Physiology, Economics and Neuroscience.
The Job Market for the Top Degree Programs at UCLA
Psychology - A Bachelor's degree in psychology provides a number of options in social work including:
•Case manager •Career Counselor •Rehabilitation Specialist •Psychiatric Technician
Mathematics - Some of the most popular and growing careers with a degree in mathematics include:
•Actuary •Budget Analyst •Operations Research Analyst
Biology and Physiology - Extended study in biology & physiology offers great career opportunities including:
•Biochemist •Biomedical Lab Diagnostic Technician •Forensic Scientist •Cytologist •Clinical Physiologist •Immunologist
Economics - Given the wide range of economics in our world there are wide spread opportunities across numerous industries including:
•Financial Advisor •Environmental Economist •Revenue Agent •Research Economists •Farm and Home Management Advisors
Neuroscience - With a focus on the brain, neuroscience is critical to a range of human endeavors leading to a variety of career choices including:
•Neurobiologist •Psychiatrist •Neuroscience Nurse •Psychophysicist •Neuropharmacologist •Neurochemist
Learn more Every degree offers a wealth of job opportunities if you know where to look. FirstJob works with college students and recent college grads to help them find career choices they'll love based on their field of study.