Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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About this program

A program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and group behavior in institutional settings, applications to related problems of organization and industry, and that may prepare individuals to apply such principles in industrial and organizational settings. Includes instruction in group behavior theory, organizational theory, reward/punishment structures, human-machine and human-computer interactions, motivation dynamics, human stress studies, environmental and organizational influences on behavior, alienation and satisfaction, and job testing and assessment.

Career Opportunities

Psychology Professors

teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
$89960
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

I/O Psychologists

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.
$112690
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Interest Match

Training Specialists

design or conduct work-related training and development programs to improve individual skills or organizational performance. May analyze organizational training needs or evaluate training effectiveness.
$67440
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


Management Analysts

conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
$97580
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

HR Specialists

recruit, screen, interview, or place individuals within an organization. May perform other activities in multiple human resources areas.
$69430
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Human Resources Managers

Dan Shepherd from VEI Communications
Theresa Santoro from Actualize Consulting
Pete Sosnowski from Zety
Shaun Price from MitoQ
Jagoda Wieczorek from
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plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.
$134580
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


Training Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate the training and development activities and staff of an organization.
$125920
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


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