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Start a Pathway Toward a Career Helping Others

Earning an associate’s degree with coursework in psychology/sociology qualifies you to enter into the mental health professions, yet can also be a doorway into several other career areas (i.e., business, public relations, marketing and education). If you enjoy helping and or working with diverse groups of people and have the desire to study human behavior, you can begin by obtaining an associate’s degree from Southwest Junior College.

Psychology


Continue Your Education

An associate’s degree with course work in psychology from Southwest Junior College provides the foundation for transfer to a university.  Completion of a bachelor’s degree with a major in psychology or sociology provides an educational foundation for continued study in areas such as social work, counseling, and criminology.  Psychology also serves as a starting point for further education in fields like law or psychiatry.


Career Opportunities

With a bachelor’s degree in psychology and/or sociology one could work as an assistant within a psychological program, addictions clinic, or community service agency. Additional opportunities may be available as a human resource professional or educator. A master’s degree opens the door for higher education jobs in colleges and universities. Master’s degrees in counseling, psychology and social work allow for individuals to practice in a counseling center or within the public-school system.

Doctoral level education provides opportunity to work as researcher, professor or psychotherapist.


Earning Potential

Social and Human Service Assistant - $35,645*

Counselor - $57,544*

*Source: www.texaswages.com, 2017 annual median salaries for the Middle Rio Grande Region.


Resources

Choices 360

Choices360 gives students the tools to build meaningful education and life plans and create powerful reports to track student outcomes through Individual Learning Plans. Activation Code: TX 01129 Student Account Instructions


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Dr. Antonio H. and Gloria Rivera Campus
215 W. Zavala Street
Crystal City, TX 78839
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Idalia DeLaCruz
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Crystal City, TX 78839
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Laura Gloria
Building A
207 Wildcat Drive
Del Rio, TX 78840
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Eva De Anda
Charles and Polly Chandler Student Services Building (Building C), Office 116
207 Wildcat Drive
Del Rio, TX 78840
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Sandra Montes
Charles and Polly Chandler Student Services Building (Building C), Office 117
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Del Rio, TX 78840
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Sonia Alvarez
Administration & Student Services Building
3101 Bob Rogers Drive
Eagle Pass, TX 78852
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Claudia Valdez
Administration & Student Services Building
3101 Bob Rogers Drive
Eagle Pass, TX 78852
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Claudia De La Garza
Administration & Student Services Building
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Eagle Pass, TX 78852
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Michelle Torres
South Texas Regional Training Center
402 Carter Street
Hondo, TX 78861
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Rosy Arellano
Rodolfo R. and Dolores Flores Student Services Building (Building A)
2401 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, TX 78801
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Philip Botello
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