Foundational Skills for Making a Difference
Complete in 3.5 Years
6 Starts Dates Per Year
The online BA in Psychology: Child Psychology degree from The American Women’s College of Bay Path University provides an academic foundation for careers that positively impact the lives of children. You’ll explore the mental health needs of children and families, and learn to develop solutions for those most vulnerable.
- 7% projected industry growth for the social science field through 20311
- Courses taught by expert faculty with industry experience working with children
- Study online on your schedule
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Child Psychology Careers: Impactful Opportunities with Competitive Compensation
Become qualified to work directly with children and families in individual and group settings. When you graduate, you’ll have the credential to begin a rewarding career or pursue graduate education with a master’s degree in the counseling area of your choice.
- Special Education Teacher: $61,820 per year2
- Social Worker: $50,390 per year*3
- Child Psychologist: $81,040 per year*4
Opportunities for child psychology careers are expected to grow at a steady pace of 6% through 2031, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.5 This growth is expected to create more than 11,000 new positions for psychologists.5
- Top salaries for child psychologists reach $108,000 annually4
- Social work industry expected to grow by 9% through 20313
- 60% of psychology careers require applicants to have completed at least a bachelor’s degree6
Interested in Other Career Options?
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- BA in Psychology: Child Psychology Careers
- BA in Psychology: Counseling Foundations Careers
- BA in Psychology: Forensic Psychology Careers
- BA in Psychology: Foundations of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counseling Careers
- BA in Psychology: Human Services & Rehabilitation Careers
Sources and Disclaimer
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations.” Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/home.htm.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Special Education Teachers.” Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/special-education-teachers.htm.
- Payscale. “Social Workers.” Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-workers.htm.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Average Child Psychologist Salary.” Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Child_Psychologist/Salary.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Psychologists” Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/psychologists.htm.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Field of Degree: Psychology.” Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/field-of-degree/psychology/psychology-field-of-degree.htm.
*Additional education may be required.