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10. Industrial-Organizational Psychologists

Average annual salary: $124,160
Current employment: 1,230

This job concentrates on applying principles of psychology to the workplace, for human resources, administration, management, sales and marketing.

This type of psychologist helps to shape policy, trains employees and undertakes organizational analysis, working with management to improve worker productivity.

This is an uncommon profession: the BLS only collects data on industrial-organizationalpsychologists in Minnesota, Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia.

Industrial-organizational psychologists need a master’s, specialist, or doctoral degree in psychology. Practicing psychologists also need a license or certification.

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