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ERIC Number: EJ1004930
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Psychology Baccalaureates at Work: Major Area Subspecializations, Earnings, and Occupations
Rajecki, D. W.
Teaching of Psychology, v39 n3 p185-189 Jul 2012
A Census Bureau national survey identified baccalaureates aged up to 64 years having major area subspecializations labeled "psychology," "industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology," and "counseling psychology." Median 2009 earnings of all such types of baccalaureate psychology alumni were well below the distribution mean of the 153 fields in the survey-wide sample. Further, psychology subspecialization group earnings differed widely from one another. As terminal baccalaureates, those who presumably specialized in counseling psychology earned only 54.7% of the wages of counterparts who specialized in I/O psychology. Undergraduate specializations and psychology subspecializations were associated with patterns of obtained occupational categories. Future developments in subspecializations for psychology majors were discussed in terms of intradepartmental curricular tracks. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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