Industrial-Organizational Psychologists

6.3/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $46.28 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 5% (Totally Safe)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Industrial-Organizational Psychologists' job openings is expected to rise 2.2% by 2030
'Industrial-Organizational Psychologists' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Industrial-Organizational Psychologists' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Industrial-Organizational Psychologists' was $96,270, or $46.28 hourly
'Industrial-Organizational Psychologists' are paid 129.5% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as industrial-organizational psychologists?

As of 2020 there were 780 people employed as Industrial-Organizational Psychologists within the United States.
This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 178 thousand people are employed as Industrial-Organizational Psychologists.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 19-3032.00

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Grant (Likely) says
Ability for neural networks to make the same statistical predictions as IO psychologists will render the practice obsolete.
Oct 22, 2019 at 04:33 PM
Milisa Mpeta (Could go either way) says
I think there can never be a chance whereby a robot will be able to maintain communication within the organisation as it requires one to have a deeper understanding about human behaviour, even though they may be programmed in such as way to monitor them.
Aug 20, 2019 at 01:26 PM

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