Psychology Graduate Jobs

A psychology degree is very versatile and is a key that can open up a range of career opportunities. State and territory government are the single greatest employers of psychology graduates and psychologists, but there are a range of other employers as well.

Types of graduate jobs/roles

Psychology graduates can contribute meaningfully in a range of spheres including:

  • Psychology
  • Health Care
  • Social Welfare
  • Aged Care
  • Youth Work
  • Child Protection
  • Corrections
  • Promotions and Marketing
  • Business
  • Consulting
  • Public health
  • Project Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Research
  • Defence Force
  • Police

How to find work and apply

Knowing the type of work you are seeking will impact how you go about finding work. If you intend to become a psychologist, make sure you are aware of the requirements for registration as outlined on the website of the Australian Psychological Association so that any position you apply for will be suitable.

If you are not intending to become a psychologist, when applying for jobs make sure you emphasise how your degree will be relevant to the position.

Competitiveness

Graduate positions for those wishing to become a psychologist are very competitive. Fortunately, the degree is very versatile and most graduates will be successful in finding a job related to their training. Approximately one-third of all psychology undergraduates immediately go onto full-time postgraduate studies.

Location

While capital cities will have the most positions available, they also have the most competition. Those able and willing to travel to regional areas are likely to find work more quickly and would be well regarded if choosing to move back to the city after a few years.

Average graduate salaries

Government jobs tend to have a higher level of pay than similar jobs in the charity and NGO sector. The median graduate salary is approximately $50,000.

 

Find the best Psychology Graduate Jobs

The Department of Defence is one of Australia's largest organisations and has a key role as part of the Federal Government. We are seeking graduates from all university disciplines for work across the career spectrum.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$63,236 + 15.4 % superannuation
Location
Canberra (other locations include Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Newcastle)
Closing
27 March 2017

At ALDI, our people are the key to our success. Our comprehensive 18 month Graduate Program will kick-start your career and fast-track your path to retail leadership. ALDI - Where the CHALLENGE is as big as the REWARD.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$85K -$99K package including superannuation + Car
Location
NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA, ACT - Both Regional and Metro Areas
Closing
31 March 2017

We are currently looking for someone to join our growing team in an exciting and challenging role

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
40,000 - 50,000
Location
Bondi Junction, Sydney
Closing
31 March 2017

We are currently looking for someone to join our growing team in an exciting and challenging role

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
40,000 - 50,000
Location
Bondi Junction, Sydney.
Closing
31 March 2017

Lead and shape Australia’s health and aged care system and sporting outcomes through evidence based policy, well targeted programs, and best practice regulation.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$60,161 - $68,160
Location
Canberra
Closing
17 April 2017

Graduating this year? Already graduated? We want you!!

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$57,733
Location
Canberra
Closing
30 April 2017

This role is suited to a new business hunter who is able to instantly build rapport with senior level executives across a wide variety of market sectors.

What you'll do:

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$45000 + super + commission
Location
Sydney CBD

At Criterion Conferences , we do our own independent research to produce quality and relevant conferences and workshops across a variety of industry within Australia.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
55,000++
Location
Sydney CBD

You are the first of your friends to know about a major economic event, and you teach your parents and peers how to operate their smartphone. You have an appetite not only to see the world but to learn what makes it tick.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
London and Sydney

About Allegis Group

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive base salary + uncapped commission
Location
Sydney, CBD & Sydney, Baulkham Hills