Comments on
6 Unusual Psychology Jobs

We usually think of psychologists as seeing clients, conducting research, teaching at universities or holding high administrative positions.

But psychologists also work in many unexpected places and on many unexpected topics — perhaps far more than you’d think.

Here’s a short list of psychologists who have some of the most interesting and odd jobs.

1. Circus Psychologist

Psychologist Madeleine Hallé works at Cirque du Soleil helping performers adjust to their new job, overcome fear and stage fright and recover from injuries and fatigue. In 1998 she began working on an as-needed basis but then went full-time as Cirque du Soleil incorporated performance psychology into its training program. Hallé earned a master’s degree in sport sciences with an emphasis on coaching along with a Ph.D in sport psychology from Université du Montréal.

4 Comments to
6 Unusual Psychology Jobs

The comments below begin with the oldest comments first. (If there's more than one page, click on the last comments page to jump to the most recent comments.) Jump to reply form.

  1. in a hectic city like Big Apple, the traffic Psychology will be a great job..

  2. FYI There’s a mistake. It’s Université de Montréal and not Université du Montréal.

  3. What are some unusual jobs for people with BA psych degrees?

    • Yep, food service worker. Or, maybe even probation officer. FML (or should i say FOL)


Join the Conversation!

We invite you to share your thoughts and tell us what you think in this public forum. Before posting, please read our blog moderation guidelines. A first name or pseudonym is required and will be displayed with your comment. Your email address is also required, but will be kept private. (Please note that we use gravatars here, which are tied to your email address.) A website/blog/twitter address is optional.

Post a Comment: