There has been some recent clamoring (all good) about the benefits offered by a degree in psychology. Beyond the obvious potential for further stimulating graduate work, gaining ever more skills to deal with and interact with human beings, a degree in psychology leaves you with a comprehensive and varied portfolio of abilities that have an impressive range of applications to a great number of fields and careers.
You can count on being highly literate as a result of lengthy reading assignments throughout the course of your psychology enrollment. From research reports, to proper formatting of detailed essays, turning in assignments will be prime training for desk work in any field. The countless hours devoted, during your education, to clinical trials and research runs, and the data compiled afterward, will foster an aptitude for work that will not likely be replicated.
Uncharacteristically for most degrees that place such a strong emphasis on writing skills, a degree in psychology also stresses mathematical acumen, familiarizing you with the algebraic manipulation of tables of data as well interpretation of that data. This makes psychologists a bit of a catch-all; much sought after by business and higher academia confident in the completeness of your education. It gives you a leg up on the competition, and a heads-up on available opportunities for advancement.
A degree in psychology works in so many different social and work environments because it heightens your level of awareness of human behavior, and the best ways to deal with uncomfortable situations, given the an understanding of the personality of the person in question. You will likely have been made aware of his general psychology by his actions, and this may help you defuse the situation. More practically, you will find these skills of use in every aspect of your day-to-day life in your chosen career, and so will your employers. Your style of thinking will serve as a boon to more restricted paradigms of problem solving, by those around you who might have had a more focused educational choice.
Ultimately, the main attribute of a degree in psychology is the way it keeps you from being restricted to any particular career choice, because it acts as a very able springboard to so many different professions. The liberal education it provides you, buttressed by a modicum of science and math, pushes you to the top of the list for openings in any field to which you apply.