The U.S. Department of Labor's Outlook Occupational Handbook projects employment of industrial-organizational psychologists to grow from 2006 to 2016 by roughly 21%, beating projections of 15% for psychology professionals in general during the same time period. The Handbook states that U.S. businesses will require the services of I/O psychology professionals to increase worker productivity and retention rates, and help companies deal with diversity and anti-discrimination issues.
Apply the principles of psychology to organizational and leadership challenges
Utilize psychology methods for issues of critical relevance to business, including talent management, coaching, assessment, selection, training, organizational development, performance, and work-life balance
Address complex issues brought forth by the current multi-generational workforce
Professional careers in Industrial/Organizational Psychology include (but aren’t limited to):