|Overview:||Psychometrist psychologists develop and standardize tests to be administered to the general public for measuring aptitudes, achievement, and knowledge in different subject areas. Many tests are used for selecting student admission into colleges and selecting and placement of employees in companies.|
|Duties:||They confer with educators, psychologists and business executives to determine what fields of study and occupational areas there is a need to improve the selection of applicants for placement.
They decide whether the needs can be filled by testing the applicants or clients in areas such as personality, values, interests, aptitudes, etc. They analyze and critique existing tests.
They design new tests and questionnaire inventories by authoring the items and administering the new test to target groups for purposes of pilot evaluation.
They conduct statistical analyses of pilot evaluations of tests to establish their validity and reliability. Edit the tests and administer final version in order to develop scoring standards.
|Degree(s):||A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing)
|Job Outlook:||Employment of psychometrists is expected to grow as fast as average through 2018 due to increased demand for psychological services in schools, hospitals, social service agencies, mental health centers, substance abuse treatment clinics, consulting firms, and private companies. Spurring demand will be the rising healthcare costs associated with unhealthy lifestyles which have made prevention and treatment more critical. Industrial-organizational psychometrists will be in demand to help to boost worker productivity and retention.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$33,000 to $45,000|
|Education Level:||Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.|
|Additional Training/Education:||A master's or a doctorate's degree is generally required for employment as a psychometrist. To provide counseling services as a practicing psychometrist, licensing is required in most states. Licensing often requires a doctorate in psychology, one to two years of work experience, and a written and oral examination.|
* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreementswith other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.