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 (I/O) 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) I/O 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 I/O 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 career opportunities in I/O Psychology from the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
Click here to read about differences between an I/O Psychologist with a Master's degree vs. a PhD degree.
Click here to read important steps to Industrial/Organizational Psychology Careers with a Graduate Degree in Psychology.
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