Like some other liberal arts degrees, psychology degrees are applicable to many fields. Many employers recognize that people with a good grasp of psychology may have an edge over others in education, sales, NGOs and other arenas. People who understand others' motivations and behaviors have valuable emotional intelligence.
If you'd like to work as a therapist but find that the wages are insulting/unworkable, maybe get a certificate to enhance your degree. For example, you could get extra training that lets you work independently as an autism therapist.
I formally studied psych for 8 years. My first job out of grad school was teaching writing at UCLA. I had taken lots of educational psych courses and was hired partly because I'm bilingual. There's not always such a direct connection between what you specifically train for & what you end up doing!