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Industrial-Organizational Psychology Ranks as One of the Fastest Growing Careers

By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideFebruary 21, 2011

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Dawn Rosenberg McKay, black-rose-bielefeld.de's Guide to Career Planning, reports that industrial-organizational psychology ranks as one of the top ten fastest growing jobs with a master's degree or higher. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in industrial-organizational psychology are expected to grow by 26 percent through the year 2018. In 2008, the median salary for industrial-organizational psychologists was $77,010. Of course, wages can vary based on a variety of variables including education, training and location. You can use the Salary Wizard provided by Salary.com to get a better look at typical earnings in your field and geographic area.

I-O psychologists work in a wide variety of settings that include universities, research facilities, private businesses and government agencies. Some psychologists in this field are self-employed or work on a consultation basis.

A few of the issues that industrial-organizational psychologists may tackle include:

  • Worker productivity
  • Human and computer interaction
  • Employee training and assessment
  • Training program development

Learn more about the field of I-O psychology as well as what it takes to become an industrial-organizational psychologist.


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