Career Outlook: Online-Blended M.A. in Forensic Psychology: Non-Licensure Track
When it comes to career advancement, few would argue with the notion that the better prepared you are, the better your career opportunities will be. For this reason, The Chicago School’s M.A. in Forensic Psychology: Non-Licensure Track program proudly offers a truly comprehensive spectrum of course options led by top forensic experts. This level of commitment ensures that in addition to receiving the most advanced training, you receive the best opportunity for career advancement once you re-enter the job market.
Forensic Psychology Jobs
Forensic Psychology is a fascinating subfield in psychology, offering a number of opportunities for career advancement. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for mental health professionals is expected to grow by 18% from 2008 to 20181. In addition to those in public service, graduates will also see expanding opportunities outside the courtroom in higher educational institutions, health care facilities, research centers, forensic labs, and police departments.
In the field of social services, forensic psychology may be of use in child protective services, not-for-profit victims’ assistance, elderly abuse investigation, or as a court-appointed special advocate. Forensic psychology’s criminal justice applications can be put to work at the Department of Homeland Security or other federal, local or state agencies. As well as being directly employed in the preceding industries and fields, forensic psychology practitioners are also free to pursue careers as independent consultants, an opportunity that offers a great deal of personal and professional flexibility.
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1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, accessed 2/18/2011, http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos067.htm