In 2017, about 3.5 million people in the United States held a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Of those, about 14% also held graduate degrees in psychology. About 30% held graduate degrees in fields other than psychology, such as education, health and social services. The remaining 2 million (56%) did not earn graduate degrees.
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The American Psychological Association is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 118,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.
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