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Careers in psychology

Where could psychology take you?

Studying psychology at Massey will give you insight into human behaviour, and skills in research and knowledge dissemination. This combination will make you attractive to many employers.

Career paths

Career paths you might explore with a degree in psychology include:

Want to be a registered psychologist?

Use our pathways tool to find out which programmes you need to study to register as a psychologist:

Want to be a registered psychologist?

For information about regulations for becoming a registered psychologist, contact the New Zealand Psychologists’ Board.

Psychology specialisations at Massey

At honours and master's level you can specialise in one of three applied areas: health, clinical or industrial/organisational psychology.

Health psychology

Healthy woman

Health psychology is the application of psychological knowledge to all aspects of physical health, illness and disease.

Health psychology includes several different perspectives such as:

You'll acquire skills and knowledge to make you a critical and reflective health psychology expert in your research and/or working life.

Find out more about health psychology at Massey

Industrial/organisational psychology


Industrial/organisational psychology (I/O), or work psychology, is a vibrant, dynamic field of psychological practice with good job opportunities worldwide. The I/O programme at Massey considers both business and community issues. I/O psychologists can serve in a variety of roles, generating financial or social capital, or both. As social critics, many I/O psychologists see themselves as serving the employee as much as the organisation.

Find out more about industrial/organisational psychology at Massey

Clinical psychology

Clinical psychologist in office

Clinical psychology is an applied branch of psychology that uses psychological techniques to help solve a wide variety of mental, physical, behavioural and relationship problems. Clinical psychology training at Massey is a professional programme that trains students to become registered clinical psychologists.

Find out more about clinical psychology at Massey

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