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ERIC Number: ED350521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
A Survey of Psychology Alumni: What They Did with a Bachelor's Degree.
Muench, Diana M.; And Others
In this study a survey of alumni (N=68) with bachelor's degrees in psychology graduating in the past 10 years from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (UW-P) was conducted. The results of the study indicated that the majority of graduates began their careers in the clinical/counseling field, but as time progressed the majority of them were employed in business. Perhaps this was due to the low salaries of master's level clinical/counseling positions and that graduates start in that area to gain experience and not for the monetary benefits. Less than 50% of the alumni participated in an internship, but those who did rated it well above average. The mean salary is slightly misleading. Of the alumni who were earning more than $30,000 all were employed in the business area except for two (one was a deputy sheriff and the other was self-employed). This study also showed that alumni were generally not satisfied with their research experience and career information provided. The UW-P Psychology Department needs to make more research opportunities available to students as well as provide them with more career information. The study's subjects may not have been a representative sample and therefore the results may be biased. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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