Psychology Education & Careers Guide for High School Students of Color

Guidebook overview

The high school student of color and others. It describes various careers in psychology and explains what you can do now to prepare for those careers.

This guidebook should help you find the answers to questions such as:

  • What is psychology?
  • What is a psychologist?
  • Can I be a psychologist?
  • Are there psychologists of color?
  • Where are psychologists trained?
  • Am I prepared for the college/university experience?
  • How can I prepare for a career in psychology?

In developing a vision of your future career, we strongly recommend that you seek the advice and guidance of your high school guidance counselor, your parent(s), a teacher you trust, a college/university admissions adviser or your church leader.

As a high school student of color, you must understand and believe that you can be responsible for decisions that affect your future.