Industrial-organizational Psychologists Are the Number One "Fastest Growing Occupation"


SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jan. 24, 2014 – Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on the 20 fastest growing occupations with the highest percent change of employment between 2012-2022 in its Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Industrial-organizational psychologists are at the top of the list, leading with a 53% growth rate and median pay of $83,580 per year.

Occupations in the health services field dominate the list with professions such as, personal care and home health aides, diagnostic medical sonographers, occupational therapy and physician assistants, and medical secretaries all in the top 20. Insulation workers, interpreters and translators, and masonry helpers also made the list.

Organizational Psychology Programs at Alliant

Interested in joining the ranks of this growing field? The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University can help you get there. CSPP has a wide scope of accredited programs offering the highest in career value and professional options. CSPP offers both master’s and doctoral programs in organizational psychology at our campuses across California.

About the Programs

The Organizational Psychology programs at CSPP provide a combination of academic work in theory and research with professional training. This close integration of classroom and field work uniquely prepares graduates for careers in the various disciplines within the industrial-organizational psychology field.

Courses are offered in convenient daytime, executive, evening and/or condensed formats (varies by campus). An advantage of the organizational psychology programs is the shared curriculum, which allows students the flexibility to take some courses online and at other campuses.

Students work with expert faculty local to their campus, as well as at other campuses. The faculty bring a breadth of professional experience from the field into the classroom.


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