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Job perspectives

For graduates of psychology’s master tracks, many different types of jobs are possible, dependent on the track, e.g: Public information officer, Career advisor, Neuropsychologist, Market researcher, Crisis manager, Vocational and organizational expert, Communications consultant, Marketing consultant, Cognitive ergonomist, Traffic psychologist, Sport psychologist, and Policy researcher

Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) of the University of Maastricht qualifies job prospects for graduates in the behavioural and social sciences as good (on a scale varying from weak, fair, good, until very good, ROA, Labour market forecasts by education and occupation up to 2022, 2018, p. 13).

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Figure 1. Per sector, the average time (in months) between graduation and start of career (Source: VSNU, 2016).

Figure 1 and 2 give an impression of the job market in the previous period. They are based on the classification of educational sectors of the VSNU (The Association of Universities in the Netherlands) ministry of education. Here, psychology belongs to the sector Behaviour and Society, distinct from the sectors Agriculture, Science, Health, Economy, Law, Language & Culture, and Education (incl. academic teaching curricula).

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Figure 2. Per sector of the major, the portions of graduates working in that major.
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