|Overview:||Industrial-organizational psychologists conduct studies to assess organization's human resource management programs, management practices and design of jobs. They design programs to enhance employee motivation, productivity and quality of work. They conduct studies to improve training and development of employees.|
|Duties:||They design and conduct employee opinion surveys to measure employees' perceptions of the quality of their jobs, management leadership styles, performance appraisal and reward systems.
They conduct experiments to identify which work methods, management practices and team-building techniques result in the optimum productivity and quality of work.
They design employee job skills training and career development planning programs to assure organizations can promote from within. Design methods to evaluate potential managers.
They recommend to executives how organizational structure, goal setting methods and decision making processes should be designed to enable the company to adapt to changing business conditions.
|Degree(s):||A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing)
|Job Outlook:||Employment in this field is projected to grow 14% or higher from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average projected growth for all occupations.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$38,000 ro $50,000|
|Education Level:||Candidates for this occupation generally have completed their Bachelor’s Degree and have continued their education either 1 or 2 years longer.|
|Additional Training/Education:||A master's or a doctorate's degree is generally required for employment as an industrial/organizational psychologist. To provide services as a practicing psychologist, licensing is required in most states.|
* 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.