Graduates of Arizona psychology degree programs take their place in the social service and health care professions, assisting other people to resolve emotional pain and build successful lives. Psychology and counseling jobs in Arizona are found in private practice, in health or social service agencies, non-profit organizations, schools, and more. Depending on area of specialization, you may be required to pass state licensing examinations such as the one offered by the American Board of Professional Psychology and hold a master's degree with 60 or more credit units. School counselors and psychologists may pass the National Association of School Psychologists exam to qualify to work in Arizona.
Psychology degree programs in Arizona offer online classes leading to associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Additionally, you can specialize in fields such as:
- Pastoral work
- Educational psychology
- Organizational-industrial psychology
Salaries and Job Projections
The median annual wage for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Arizona for 2009 was $61,820. Mental health counselors earned $41,890 in 2009, while substance abuse counselors took home $42,310 for the same year. The national career outlook for psychologists between 2008 and 2018 calls for 11 percent growth in clinical, counseling, and school psychologists jobs, while industrial-organizational counseling careers are expected to grow by 26 percent.
The benefits of enrolling in online psychology schools in Arizona include flexibility of class schedules, available whenever you're at a computer, and coordinated internship opportunities with professional counseling or social service agencies.