What is Industrial Psychology? - Scope and Career Opportunities

What is Industrial Psychology?


The word psychology is derived from the Greek word psyche, literally meaning 'life' or 'breath.' Derived meanings of the word include 'soul' or 'self.'

What is Industrial Psychology?
Industrial Psychology is the scientific study of the human behavior in the workplace environment, technically and industrially, pertaining to the organisations.

It also deals with the study of human-computer interaction, personnel psychology and human factors, and mainly focuses on the individuals and his relationship to the workplace.

Scope of Psychology:
There is a huge scope for the candidates who study Industrial Psychology. The demand in this field is very high. You can even go for higher studies like Master's in psychology and then Ph.d.

Career Opportunities:
Candidate with this degree can become assistant professor, doctor, researchers and counsellor. Career areas range from health and social welfare occupations, such as care assistant and cssistant psychologist, to commercial, professional and managerial jobs, such as chartered cccountant and marketing manager, administration, information work, sales, teaching and the media. One can have careers in Advisory Work, Counselling, Guidance, Occupational, Psychotherapy Personnel, Training & Recruitment, Social and Speech Therapy.

What are the job roles:

  • Psychologist
  • Assistant professor
  • Counsellor

Top Universities in India offering Psychology course:

  • Delhi University
  • Bangalore University
  • Indian Institute of Applied Psychology
  • Madras University
  • Pune University

Top Universities in abroad offering Psychology course:

  • Australian National University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • McGill University

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