Industrial Organizational Psychologist at a Glance

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Best States for Industrial Organizational Psychologist

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in 2011
Average
Annual Salary
Average
Hourly Pay
Massachusetts 190 $72,610 $35
Minnesota 100 $100,290 $48
Virginia 50 $110,880 $53

Becoming an Industrial Organizational Psychologist

Industrial-organizational psychologists need a master's degree in psychology. Only psychologists who practice privately need a license or certification. Industrial-organizational psychologists typically begin their career by earning a bachelor's in general psychology.

Many schools offer online and on-campus undergraduate degree programs in psychology and a growing number are offering master's degrees in industrial-organizational psychology. Most master's degree programs require candidates complete some coursework in psychology and statistics and have one to three years of post-baccalaureate work experience. A sampling of classes you may take in an industrial-organizational psychology program, drawn from core courses and general electives for the Chicago School of Professional Psychology's online master's in industrial and organizational psychology program, include the following:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Performance Management
  • Employee Selection
  • Production Labor Relations

Job opportunities for industrial-organizational psychology graduates are available in many different industries, including healthcare, marketing and sales, and human resources. Some positions a graduate may qualify for include customer service trainer, diversity manager, or employee relations and organizational development manager. Some industrial-organizational psychologists are employed by businesses and organizations as consultants as opposed to full-time employees.