If you are still debating which career in psychology is right for you, then you might want to spend some time considering the growing field of industrial-organizational psychology (or I-O psychology). Industrial-organizational psychologists focus on issues related to workplace behavior and performance. These professionals typically hold at least a master's degree in industrial-organizational psychology or experimental psychology.
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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