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ACAP’s psychology courses can lead you to various fulfilling career paths. From juvenile justice to psychotherapy, the possibilities are endless with a qualification in psychology. Find out about typical occupations and salaries below, based on industry data.

Potential Career and Salary

Psychology-based positions continue to experience growth year-on-year. Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) estimates that the number of psychologist roles in Australia is expected to increase by 13.3 per cent by 2026, creating approximately 4,100 additional job opportunities.

With median full-time earnings of $2,066 per week and an hourly rate of $59 on average, psychology-based roles earn significantly more than the ‘all jobs’ median of $1,593 per week or $41 per hour.

From juvenile justice to psychotherapy, the career possibilities are endless when you study psychology. Find out about typical occupations and salaries below, based on industry data.
Job Title/Average Salary Job Title/Average Salary
Behavioural Health: $97,628~ Caseworker: $70,000- $85,000^
Child Mental Health: $104,994* Child Protection: $99,249*
Community Mental Health: $78,964* Corrective Services: $65,000- $80,000^
Disability and Ageing Support Worker: $66,359* Juvenile Justice: $60,000 - $70,000^
Mental Health Services: $98,216* Psychologist: $90,000- $100,000^
Psychosocial Recovery Coach: $62,551~ Psychotherapist: $89,725*
Social Policy Researcher: $87,393_ Social Worker: $80,000- $95,000^
Substance Abuse Expert: $104,741~
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Sectors you could work in

  • Private Practice, including Clinical and Neuropsychology
  • Mental Health
  • Performance and Sports
  • Organisational and Management Roles
  • Disability and Ageing
  • Juvenile Justice and Corrective Services
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse
  • Immigration and Customs
  • Police and Australian Defence Force
  • Research, Teaching and Training

Data Sources For Indicated Salaries (sourced January 2023)

* Talent ^ Seek ~ Indeed _ SalaryExpert

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