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Career and Education Opportunities for Industrial Psychologists

In general, industrial psychologists apply principles of psychology to personnel, administration, and marketing problems. They also activities may include policy planning; employee screening, training and development; and organizational development and analysis.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Industrial Psychologist

Industrial psychologists write reports on research findings and implications to contribute to general knowledge and to suggest potential changes in organizational functioning. They also analyze data, using statistical methods and applications, to review the outcomes and effectiveness of workplace programs. Equally important, industrial psychologists have to identify training and development needs. They are often called upon to observe and interview staff to obtain data related to the physical and educational requirements of jobs as well as data related to aspects such as job satisfaction. They are expected to facilitate organizational development and change. Finally, industrial psychologists formulate and implement training programs, applying principles of learning and individual differences.

Every day, industrial psychologists are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings. It is also important that they write clearly and communicate well.