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Master of Psychology I/O Careers

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The I/O psychology program at Meredith is designed for those who want to enter directly into the workforce at the master's level. Our location near the Research Triangle Park gives graduates access to a range of corporations and research facilities that would hire such individuals. On a national level, the field has a projected growth rate of 19% over the next ten years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. I/O psychologist was also ranked the #2 Best Science Job for 2020 by U.S. News & World Report

Where do I/O practitioners work?

I/O psychology practitioners work both in independent consultancies and within larger organizations with titles like:

  • Director of Human Capital and Strategic Initiatives
  • Director of Talent Management Consulting
  • Organizational Research Consultant
  • Human Resources Analytics Consultant
  • Organizational Leadership Consultant

What types of jobs do I/O practitioners hold?

Job titles often do not say “Industrial/Organizational Psychologist." These are actual jobs listed for master’s level I/O practitioners on the SIOP job site:

  • Director, Talent Development and Sales Development (Penske Truck Leasing)
  • Research Associate (ReDiscover)
  • Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist (U.S. Secret Service)
  • Recruitment, Selection, and Retention Specialist (Pete Lien & Sons, Inc.)
  • Project Manager- Selection & Assessment (Delta Airlines)
  • Organization Development Intern (Frito-Lay)
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Intern (IBM)
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (ICF)
  • Director, Workforce Planning (IGT)
  • Selection Analyst (GEICO)
  • Organizational Development Consultant (Cedars-Sinai)
  • Organization Effectiveness Consultant (Home Depot)
  • Associate Manager of Talent Assessment (Macy’s)
  • Human Capital Analyst, Human Capital Consultant (Global Skills X-Change)
  • Talent Management Consultant (Aveshka)
  • Consultant, Workforce Analytics (Aon Hewitt)
  • Senior Consultant, Talent Solutions; Consultant, Talent Assessment (PDRI/CEB)
  • Senior Human Capital Consultant (PDR/CEB)
  • Strategic Advisor, People Analytics (Aon)
  • Associate Partner, Workforce Analytics (Leader Workforce Analytics-Radford)

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I/O psychology’s projected growth rate over the next ten years


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median annual salary across all categories of I/O practitioners

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