Depending on the focus (psychology, philosophy, or computer science), graduates can work in a variety of fields. They can work in clinical psychology or counseling with the appropriate additional degrees. Others work to improve tests for educational purposes, or use their knowledge about attention and decision making to produce more effective advertising campaigns.
Those who wish to work in the medical or health sciences fields can work in pharmaceuticals, clinical health psychology, public health, neurology, or psychiatry. They can also work in speech pathology, psycholinguistics, and autism. Research and development careers are available for those who wish to remain in academia, where they also teach psychology, cognitive science, computer science, and neurology.
Various computer and software companies will hire cognitive scientists such as those in telecommunications, information processing, video game design, or aerospace. Such people can work as computer programmers, in artificial intelligence or robotics, or as general software developers.
A background in cognitive science can also be used as a stepping-stone for a degree in business, engineering, or law.