Department of Psychology Title The Ohio State University
Undergraduate

Graduate School Areas

Social Work

"Social workers help people function the best way they can in their environment, deal with their relationships, and solve personal and family problems. Social workers often see clients who face a life-threatening disease or a social problem.(and) also assist families that have serious domestic conflicts, including those involving child or spousal abuse" (as stated on the U.S. Department of Labor website).

National Association of Social Workers
http://www.naswdc.org/

Council on Social Work Education
http://www.cswe.org/

NY Career Zone - Career as a Social and Community Service Manager
http://www.nycareerzone.org/

 

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists "assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that help restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to disabled persons" (as stated on the NY Career Zone website).

American Occupational Therapy Association
http://www.aota.org/

Occupational Therapists.com
http://www.occupationaltherapist.com/

NY Career Zone Career as an Occupational Therapy Assistants
http://www.nycareerzone.org

 

Counseling

"Professional counselors help children, adolescents, young adults, families, couples and seniors" (as stated on the American Counseling Association website).

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
http://www.cacrep.org/directory.html

NY Career Zone - Career as a Counseling Psychologist
http://www.nycareerzone.org/

American Counseling Association
http://www.counseling.org/

 

Expressive Arts Therapy

"Expressive arts therapists use artistic media to help clients maintain and improve their physical and mental health by recognizing and developing often-untapped inner resources" (as stated on the Alberta Occupational Profiles website).

International Expressive Arts Therapy Association
http://www.ieata.org/

Arts in Therapy
http://www.artsintherapy.com/

American Art Therapy Association
http://www.arttherapy.org/

The British Association of Art Therapists
http://www.baat.org/

 

Rehabilitation Counselor

"Rehabilitation counselors work with individuals with or without disabilities who need to identify vocational options, develop adjustment and coping skills to maximize their independence, (and) resolve problems related to their communities, jobs, families, functional capacities, and the impact that disabilities may have on other aspects of their lives" (as stated on the College of Public Health and HealthProfessions website).

National Council on Rehabilitation Education
http://www.rehabeducators.org/

National Rehabilitation Counseling Association
http://nrca-net.org/

Council on Rehabilitation Education http://www.core-rehab.org/

 

Marriage and Family Counseling

"Marriage and family therapists (MFTs) are highly-trained mental health professionals who bring a family-oriented perspective to health care. They evaluate and treat mental and emotional disorders and other health and behavioral problems, and address a wide array of relationship issues within the context of the family system. MFTs believe that individuals and their problems must be seen in context, and that the most important context is the family" (as stated on the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy website).

International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
http://www.iamfconline.org/

Gradschools.com - Graduate Schools in Marriage and Family Counseling
http://www.gradschools.com

 

School Guidance Counseling

Guidance counselors help children and young adults develop academically and socially. Academically, they help students examine their interests, abilities, and goals; make career choices; and select colleges. Socially they help students understand and deal with their social, behavioral, and personal problems. They provide special services, including alcohol and drug prevention programs, and teach classes on handling conflicts without resorting to violence.

American School Counselor Association
http://www.schoolcounselor.org

Ohio School Counselor Association
http://www.ohioschoolcounselor.org/

California Employment Development Department - Counselors, Rehabilitation and School
http://www.calmis.cahwnet.gov/

The Princeton Review - Summary of Guidance Counseling Profession
http://www.princetonreview.com/careers.aspx?cid=75

 

Student Affairs

"College student affairs professionals provide services and develop programs that affect all aspects of students' lives inside and outside the classroom." (as stated on the NASPA Online website).

National Association of Student Affairs Professionals
http://www.nasap.net/

NASPA Online - Why Student Affairs?
http://www.naspa.org/

The Ohio State University - Educational Administration and Higher Education
http://ehe.osu.edu/educational-studies/educational-administration/

 

Education/Teaching


The Ohio State University - College of Education and Human Ecology
http://ehe.osu.edu/

Tips on Becoming a Teacher
http://www.adprima.com/

Teacher Net - Becoming a Teacher
http://www.teachernet.com/

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
http://www.ncate.org/

 

Law School

Law school prepares students for careers as lawyers, politicians, journalists, businesspeople, and much more! Law school is not limited to only those hoping to become lawyers. The skills learned in law school will be useful for any profession. The career options abound for people with law degrees!

Cornell Career Services - Deciding on a Career in Law
http://www.career.cornell.edu/paths/law/deciding.cfm

Preparing for Law School Admissions
http://gradschool.about.com/

The Ohio State University - Moritz College of Law
http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/

Law Schools
http://www.lsac.org/

NY Career Zone - Career as a Lawyer
http://www.nycareerzone.org/

 

Nursing

Nurses provide patient care for those who are sick, injured, or recovering from surgery.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing
http://www.aacn.nche.edu/

National Student Nurses' Association http://www.nsna.org/

Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow
http://www.nursesource.org/

NY Career Zone - Careers as Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants
http://www.nycareerzone.org/

 

Medical School

Medical school prepares students for a career in the medical profession. After medical school, you can work in settings including, but not limited to, hospitals, clinics, and and offices in the fields of internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, and psychiatry.

The Ohio State University - College of Medicine and Public Health
http://medicine.osu.edu/

Association of American Medical Colleges - Considering a Career in Medicine
http://www.aamc.org/

American Medical Association - Preparing for Medical School
http://www.ama-assn.org/