How to use your Psychology degree for a career with a Master's Degree in I/O Psychology
An increasing number of undergraduate are using their Psychology degree to move forward in the exciting field of Industrial Organizational (IO) Psychology. To put it simply, an I/O Psychologist helps organizations (e.g., companies, corporations) run more efficiently. Keep in mind that for organizations to run efficiently a lot of variables must fall into place. Through various types of research methods (e.g., observation of working styles, survey data collection) IO Psychologists work to determine who should be in an organization, make sure employeees and employers communicate effectively, improve productivity, and resolve conflicts. I/O Psychologists can be hired as part of an organization, or can be hired as a private consultant. In addition, keep in mind that with a Master's in IO Psychology you will be trained to be an I/O professional. That is, you will know how to apply the principles of I/O psychology
Earning a Master's degree usually requires 2 years of graduate school--you will complete a Master's thesis (research project). Keep in mind that it is likely that you will have to pay your own tuition, and that there will be only limited finacial support. Still, a Master's degree tends to offer greater job opportunities and greater salary than a Bachelor’s degree.
Click here to read about differences between an I/O Psychologist with a Master's degree vs. a PhD degree.
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