Psychology & Social Work - Organizational Behavior and Psychology
If you're fascinated by human behavior, group dynamics, and want to research and apply psychological methods to keep workers happy and fulfilled, attract top talent, and assist management in achieving organizational goals, a degree in Organizational Behavior and Psychology may be the perfect fit for you.
Types of Degrees
Organizational Behavior and Psychology students typically pursue a bachelor's degree (4 years), master's degree (6-7 years), or doctorate degree (8+ years). In this industry, a bachelor's degree is usually the minimum level of education needed to obtain employment, with Industrial-Organizational Psychologists typically holding a master's degree and Psychologists having a doctorate degree as well as state licensure to practice psychology.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math, science, and psychology coursework helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.
Career Opportunities After Earning An Organizational Behavior and Psychology Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Organizational Behavior and Psychology include:
- Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
- Human Resource Specialist
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean salary for Industrial-Organizational Psychologists was $111,150 in 2019 (1) while Psychologists earned a median salary of $80,370 in 2019. (2)
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.