Employment Resources and Professions Available to Clinical Psychology Graduates
Clinical psychologists often work in hospital settings, private practice, or in academic positions at the post-secondary level. Some clinical psychologists work directly with clients who suffer from severe psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and depression. They can work in the assessment and diagnosis of psychological disorders, the treatment of psychological disorders, offering testimony in legal settings, in drug and alcohol treatment, and creating and administering programs to treat and prevent social problems.
Other clinical psychologists may work in private therapeutic settings offering services to clients who need help coping with psychological distress. Some clinical psychologists work in an academic setting, where they teach psychology while doing research at the same time.
A degree in clinical psychology can be used as a stepping-stone for a career in medicine such as psychiatry or palliative care. It can also be used for a career in law, forensics, or police studies.