Industrial-Organizational Psychologists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
4%
risk level
POLLING
25%
Based on 167 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
3.8%
by year 2032
WAGES
$147,420
or $70.87 per hour
Volume
1,030
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
7.0/10

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Automation risk

4% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Originality

  • Persuasion

  • Negotiation

User poll

25% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 4% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Industrial-Organizational Psychologists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Industrial-Organizational Psychologists' job openings is expected to rise 3.8% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Industrial-Organizational Psychologists' was $147,420, or $70 per hour

'Industrial-Organizational Psychologists' were paid 206.7% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 1,030 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 147 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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Comments

TLA (No chance) says
its heavily based on interpersonal reactions and research. They could be able to automate if they wanted to, however the research designs and theories would still need human influence since it has to be from them
Nov 05, 2021 at 04:06 PM
Grant (Moderate) 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 (Uncertain) 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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