Industrial/Organizational Psychology is a study where students are taught the techniques to use psychological methods and research to solve problems in the workplace and improve the environment of the workplace, leading to an increase in productivity.
Some features of a degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology are:
Industrial/Organizational Psychology offers various degrees with different specialization. They are briefly described below:
An Associate’s degree in the same is a two-year program which provides a basic foundation for the students who will be committing to further studies in the same.
A Bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is a two-four year program, depending upon the student’s previous coursework, where a student is taught about psychology and given internship and gets voluntary opportunities for experience.
A Master’s degree in the subject is a 3-year program, where students are given in-depth and broad exposure to research and practitioner fields in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
A Doctorate’s degree in the subject is mostly about research and fieldwork, where students work on real-time projects. The program takes around 5-7 years to complete with a requirement of more than 9 credit points.
There are few subjects in I/O psychology where a student can specialize in. These are Human Resources Management (HRM), Organizational Behaviour, and Organizational Learning and Leadership.
An I/O psychology specialist can apply to various fields and institutions as a Psychology specialist. These are consulting, consumer, or personnel psychology, schools, clinics and hospitals.
The average wage earned by an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist is $64,691 annually, and the workforce in this industry is more than 2 million and is increasing at an exponential rate of 4.96%.
An I/O Psychologist plays the main role in improving and maintaining the work in a workplace in improving its productivity.