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Industrial-Organizational Psychologists

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Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.


  • About 34 percent of psychologists are self-employed, mainly as private practitioners and independent consultants.
  • Employment growth will vary by specialty; for example, clinical, counseling, and school psychologists will have 11 percent growth; industrial-organizational psychologists, 26 percent growth; and 14 percent growth is expected for all other psychologists.
  • Acceptance to graduate psychology programs is highly competitive.
  • Job opportunities should be the best for those with a doctoral degree in a subfield, such as health; those with a master's degree will have good prospects in industrial-organization; bachelor's degree holders will have limited prospects.


Personality I'm a problem solver
Salary $94,720/yr ($47.36/hr)
Job Outlook Below Average
Education Masters