Taking an organizational psychology PhD is a good step towards a rewarding career. This page will help you to find out more about this career and to locate suitable programs, especially university online programs.
The role of a psychologist in an organization is to create a positive working environment, and to assist in maintaining harmony and good working relationships. It is a career that is challenging, but also very interesting and rewarding, especially for someone with a relevant PhD.
Organizational psychology doctoral programs are very popular with graduate students. Many students who are are unable to attend on-campus classes take distance learning programs instead. This page is for those students. However, if you wish to explore the on-campus programs available, go to the on-campus programs page.
There are several schools where you can take an organizational or industrial psychology PhD online. Here are a few selected ones:
Careers in organizational psychology require you to deal with people in a number of business settings. Thus, you need to know:
In an industrial organizational psychology doctorate program you learn about adult, social, and group psychology as well as how to examine the culture of a given organization and evaluate the effect it has on the business so as to create work environments conducive to better performance. You would also cover some of the following in depth: communication, advanced testing, statistical and research methodology, team building, motivational, analysis and evaluation, leadership, and critical thinking.
With a PhD industrial psychology or PhD organizational psychology, you can choose a career in human resources, work in executive search firms, be a research consultant, or teach in universities.
Salaries are high among some of the jobs, but vary widely depending on the job type, geographical location, company size, education level and experience. For example, as an HR Manager with 5-9 years experience, you would earn over US57,000 per annum (PayScale.com). Some other job titles to look for are: Senior Research Consultant, Human Resources Consultant and Employee Relations Manager.
You may also wish to look at the related areas listed below:
Browse the schools below to find a suitable school and program. Request information from several schools and compare the admission requirements and course content before you choose a program.
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