- clinical – support for people with mental health difficulties
- educational – supporting children's learning and social, emotional and behavioural development
- forensic – working with offenders, victims and staff in the justice system
- occupational/occupational health – helping organisations get the best from their people, improving job satisfaction and the quality of working life
- sports and exercise – working with individuals, teams and organisations.
To work as a professional psychologist, you’ll need to do further study, training and/or work experience beyond a degree. You can find out more from the British Psychological Society and the Psychological Society of Ireland. But whether or not you take this route, study of psychology opens up exciting job opportunities in areas such as advertising and marketing; education and careers advice; health professions, social services and police; management and human resources.
For detailed information about typical jobs within these areas – including day to day activities, the qualifications you need and what you might expect to earn – visit the Prospects careers website, GradIreland website, or Skills Development Scotland website.