Where Do Psych Majors Work??

   The Department of Psychology, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and various University of Northern Iowa offices try to keep track of our graduates and where their careers take them. Unfortunately not all UNI alumni keep in touch or respond to university mailings, so no one has a complete picture of what former Psych majors are doing. The following list (a work in progress) is based on the responses we have received from alum. These are some of the places Psychology majors have found employment (of course not all employers have websites). Some sites include specific information on employment, internship and/or volunteer opportunities. If you find this information interesting or useful, please remember to let us know where your future takes you!  (pardon any dead links - these organizations are hard to keep track of!)
 
Employers Hiring UNI Psychology Majors
Child, Youth and Family Service Providers
Big Brothers Big Sisters - Marshal County Chapter
     Position examples
Boys and Girls Clubs, Inc.
Boys and Girls Home and Family Services, Inc. (Iowa and Nebrask)
One Hope United
Children & Families of Iowa (Des Moines)
Family Resources, Inc.(10 sites in Quad Cities area)

Family & Children's Services (Waterloo)
   Volunteer Opportunities

Four Oaks of Iowa
Francis Lauer Youth Services (Mason City)
Hillcrest Family Services (Dubuque)
Hope Haven Center
Welcome to La Petite Academy
Lutheran Social Services
Mithelman Meadow (Lee County Youth Services) (Montrose, IA)
Operation Threshold
Orchard Place - Child Guidance Center - PACE (Des Moines)
Polk County Youth Services
Quakerdale - (4 Iowa locations)
River Oak Center for Children
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers (Dallas area)
Tanager Place - a nonprofit child and family service agency (Cedar Rapids)
Woodland Hills - Duluth
Youth Homes of Mid-America
Youth Shelter and Services (Ames)
Youth Villages (13 locations in Tennessee, Arkansas & Mississippi)
Black Hawk County Community Services
Related Resources: Employment Opportunities Listed By Iowa Community Providers
Organizations Providing Services and Advocacy for Those With Disabilities
Alternative Services (6 locations in Iowa)
The Association for Individual Development
Bethphage - (almost 40 locations around country)
Comprehensive Services
Courage Center Job Openings (Minneapolis)
Exceptional Persons Inc.(Waterloo)
G&G Living Centers, Inc. (Guttenberg, Garnavillo, Edgewood)
Goodwill Industries(locations across the country)
Handicapped Development Center (Davenport)
Hope Haven (Rock Valley, IA)
Mary Lee Foundation - Non-Profit Agency (Austin, TX) 
Marshall Habilitation Center (Marshall, MO)
New Choices, Inc.
REM - (Edina, MN)
Related resources
Therapy/Respite Camps: Kids with Autism and other Special Needs
Shelters
Divorce Source: Iowa Domestic Violence Shelters
Iowa Women's Shelters
Roswell Refuge for Battered Adults
Waypoint Services (Cedar Rapids)
    Volunteer Opportunities
Youth Shelter Care of North Central Iowa
County and Community Services
Allamakee County Social Services 
Benton County Community Services
Bremer County Case Management
Buchanan County Community Services
Cedar Valley Community Services
Cerro Gordo, Worth and Hancock County Community Services

Cherokee County Community Services
Emmet County Attorney's Office 
Fayette County Human Services
Iowa County Community Services
Iowa Department of Human Services
6th Judicial District Correctional Services
Johnson County Community Services
Henry County Community Services
Franklin County Resources
Linn County Programs
Linn County Home Health Program
Linn County Iowa Government: Youth Services In-home Services
Olmstead County Community Services
Operation Threshold (Waterloo)

Polk County Community Services
Pottawattomie County Services

Scott Country Services
Scott County Extension

Story CountyServices
Washington County Social Services
ISU Extension Services
Waterloo Iowa Social Security Office
Youth & Shelter Services (Ames)
     Volunteer Opportunities

Hospices 
Cedar Valley Hospice
Welcome to the Hospice of Central Iowa Homepage
Nursing Homes; Veterans Homes
Care Initiatives (45 Iowa nursing homes)
Cedar Falls Lutheran Home
Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, Nebraska
Iowa Veterans Home
LaPorte City Nursing and Rehabilitation
Life Care Services (in several states)
Panora Nursing & Rehab - A Care Initiatives facility
Welcome to Western Home Communities
Related Resources:
Location of Nursing Homes by City
Make Your Move-Licensed Nursing Home Information
Top Nursing Facilities in Iowa
Senior Care Network - Iowa Listings
Nonprofit Humanitarian Positions

American Diabetes Association
Alzheimer's Association East Central Iowa
Americorps

Community Lead Education and Reduction Corps
Easter Seals of Iowa
Habitat for Humanity Int'l
    Habitat for Humanity Int'l -- Current Salaried/Hourly Positions Available
Iowa Charities Directory
Iowa Statewide Organ Procurement Organization
Peace Corps: The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love!
Points of Light Foundation
Planned Parenthood
American Red Cross Central Iowa Chapter, Des Moines
United Way
Mental Health Agencies
Abbe Center for Community Mental Health- An Abbe Affiliate
Nexus Treatment Centers
Community Alliance
Crisis Connection
Helping Associates, Inc
Janet Wattles Center: Mental Health Services in Rockford
Uta Halee Girls Village (psychiatric residential treatment facility)
New Directions Behavioral Health
North Central Human Services (4 locations in Iowa)
Schuyler Counseling & Health Center (Illinois)

Substance Abuse Treatment
Area Substance Abuse Council
Arizona Community Treatment and Protection Center
Clermont Recovery Center 
Pathways Behavioral Services
Residential Care Facilities
Bremwood Lutheran Services   Waverly, Mason City
Gerard Residential Treatment Programs
Prairie Park Res Care, Muscatine
Savio House Residential Facility
Human Resource Agencies or Offices
Creative Options EHS
Merit Resources - a human resource agency providing services to businesses
Hewitt Associates - A human resouce agency consulting with businesses
Iowa Workforce Development Office
Human Resource Department , Square D Company, Cedar Rapids
Society for Human Resource Management
Human Resources, Central College
Procter & Gamble - Human Resources
Sprint- Human Resource Department
Waterloo Work Force Development Office
City of West Des Moines Human Resource Office 
Wyoming A&I Human Resources
Law Enforcement/Correctional Services
City of Aurora, Colorado Police Dept.
City of Cedar Falls Police Dept.
Cedar Rapids Police Department
Denver, Colorado Police Department
Department of Correctional Services-1st Judicial District, Iowa
Florida Department of Corrections
Iowa Community Based Corrections

     Other County CBC Offices
Juvenile Court Services (Illinois)
Iowa Department of Corrections
Department of Public Safety
Iowa Counties - Law Enforcement In Iowa
Iowa Judicial Branch - Official Site of the Iowa Courts-Juvenile Court Subsystem

First Judicial District
Fifth Judicial District
Kansas City Police Dept.
Middle District of Florida Probation Office
Missouri Law Enforcement Page
DeKalb County Correction Services
Omaha Nebraska Police Department
City of Urbandale - Urbandale Police Department
Rock Island Arsenal
Others became commissioned officers in US Military
Insurance, Finance, Real Estate and Investment Industry
AEGON Life Investors
Allied Insurance - Career Opportunities E
American Express Financial Advisors
American National Insurance Company E
    Opportunities With the American National Family of Companies
AmerUs Group E
The CBE Group (collection agency)
Continental Western Insurance
Copeland Insurance Agency
Cottingham & Butler Inc A Partner of Assurex International E
CUNA Mutual Group E
Diversified Investment Advisors
Dun & Bradstreet
Dymacol Corp. (collection agency)
MB Beitler: Property Management E 
Farmers Insurance Group 
GMAC Mortgage
Hartford Insurance - Services Property Casualty Life Health Hartford, CT 
Hayes Appraisal Associates
Heartwell Mortgage - A Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio Mortgage Lender E
Iowa Title Company
Landmark Credit Union
New York Life
Principal Financial Group E
Progressive Insurance - Welcome! E I
Careers With Mutual of Omaha Index E I 
Seabury and Smith Insurance
Selective Insurance Company
State Farm Insurance 
Wellmark
K-12 Education 
Ames High School 
Des Moines Public Schools, Iowa
Ed Cody Elementary NISD San Antonio TX
Dunkerton Schools
Galena Schools
Hillsboro City Schools
Iowa City Schools
Isaac Fox Elementary School, Illinois
Lenox Elementary School 
Mid-Prairie School District  
Newton Community Schools: NHS 
Norwood Community Schools, Colorado
Osage Schools
Ottumwa Community Schools 
Sac Community Schools
Spring-Ford Area High School, Pennsylvania 
Spring Hill Schools
Saint Paul Public Schools 
Turkey Valley Community School 
Urbandale Schools
Wentzville School District
Other Instruction
UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club, San Antonio
Gymnastics Instructor, The Little Gym
Lifetime Fitness
Loy Norris HS Swimming Coach
Metro Youth Football Assocation
Swimming Coach. Ames City Pools
Teaching English in Peru
Paraeducator for Autistic Children
Art History Instructor, UNI
Communications Instructor, Clarke College
Healthcare
Allen Hospital E
Aurora St. Luke's Healthcare
Blank's Childrens Hospital
Broadlawns Medical Center  
Central Iowa Health Care
Clarinda Regional Health Center
Covenant Medical Center E V
County HeathcareAdvocates, St. Paul
Emma Goldman Clinic Homepage
Genesis Health System E
Gold Cross Ambulance Service
Iowa Dept. of Public Health
Iowa Foundation for Medical Care E
Kaiser Permanente
Madison Center and Hospital
Mercy Medical Center E
Norrell Health Care E
Novartis US: US Foundation
Parkland Health & Hospital System (Texas)
Protek Medical Products
Saint Anthony Medical Center E 
Taylor Physical Therapy
Trinity Regional Medical Center, Fort Dodge, Iowa
Student Affairs/College Administrative Offices
Registrar's Office, Allen College
Black Hawk College Admissions, Illinois
Human Resources, Central College
Hawkeye Community College- Advising; Career Center
Admissions Services, Kirkwood Community College
Residence Life, New York University
Academic Advising, Northern Arizona University
Pacific College - Student Activities
Student Development Center, University of Kansas
International Student Center, San Diego State University
Financial Aid Office, UNI
Institutional Research, UNI
Business/Management Positions
Amana: Built Better Than It Has To Be 
City of Hampton
City of Waterloo
Illinois Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce
Iowa Sports 
Microsoft Corporation
The Maytag Home - Our Company
Order Fulfillment for John Deere
Wells Fargo Bank
Pei's Mandarin Restaurant

Local and State Government Positions
Elected Officials, County
US National Archives and Records Administration
Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce
Research
Market Facts: United States Offices - Marketing Research
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, ISU
Institute for Social and Behavioral Research, ISU
Technology
Communications Data Services, Inc.
DataJunction
DynCorp E
Northeast Community College Webmaster (Nebraska)
St. Louis Community College Instructional Technology
Telegroup Telecommunications Job Information E
UNI Instructional Technology
Religious
Orchard Hill Church
Faith Temple Baptist Church
The Navigators 
Miscellaneous
KWWL Job Opportunities
Bristol Myers Squibb
Sylvan Learning Center
Schumacher Elevators

Additions or Corrections? Contact Dr. Linda Walsh, Department  of Psychology, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0505. Last update 2/3/11.

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