Industrial-Organizational Psychologists

Industrial-Organizational Psychologists

Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.

Key Competencies * Analytical Thinking * Initiative * Integrity * Dependability * Achievement/Effort * Leadership * Persistence * Adaptability/Flexibility * Cooperation * Attention to Detail

Representative Tasks * Conduct research studies of physical work environments, organizational structures, communication systems, group interactions, morale, or motivation to assess organizational functioning. * Develop interview techniques, rating scales, and psychological tests used to assess skills, abilities, and interests for the purpose of employee selection, placement, or promotion. * Write articles, white papers, or reports to share research findings and educate others.


Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Educational Services,

Job Family Life, Physical, and Social Science

Sample Job Titles Assessment Services Manager, Assistant Vice President, Assessment Solutions, Consultant, Consulting Hr Professional, Consulting Psychologist, Corporate Director, Talent Assessment, Customer Leader, Director, Learning and Development, Director, Learning Services, Director, Selection and Administration, Director, Selection, Classification, Compensation, Engineering Psychologist, Executive Coach, Human Performance Consultant, Human Resources Consultant (HR Consultant), Human Resources Psychologist, Industrial Psychologist, Industrial/Organizational Psychologist (I/O Psychologist), Instructional Systems Design Consultant (ISD Consultant), Internal Consultant, Management Consultant, Management Psychologist, Manager of Selection and Assessment, Manager, Personnel Selection, Occupational Psychologist, Organizational Consultant, Organizational Development and Learning Director, Organizational Development Consultant, Organizational Development Director, Organizational Development Manager, Organizational Development Specialist, Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, Talent Development Team, Organizational Effectiveness Director, Organizational Psychologist, Organizational Research Consultant, Personnel Psychologist, Personnel Research Psychologist, Personnel Research Scientist, Policy Advisor, Policy Officer, Program Evaluation Consultant, Research Psychologist, Research Scientist, Second VP, HR Assessment, Senior Behavioral Scientist, Senior Consultant, Senior Research Consultant, Senior Research Fellow, Staffing Consultant, Team Leader/Research Psychologist, Testing Projects Administrator, Training Specialist, Vice President Talent Management, Vice President, Consulting Services, Vice President, Global Organizational Effectiveness, Vice President, Talent Management.