Industrial-Organizational Psychologists:

Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education Advanced degree (includes Master's, Professional, and Doctoral degrees)
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026)
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Decision-making
Attention to Detail
Creativity
Integrity
Leadership
Oral Communication
Professionalism
Written Communication
Problem-solving
Organization
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Technology and Tool Usage
Conflict Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Develop position and organization competency models
Develop job evaluation programs
Improve methods for worker selection or promotion
Develop management control systems
Design human resource management systems
Develop business, financial, or operational policies, procedures, or standards
Design tools to facilitate employee development
Develop evaluation instrument or objectives
Develop methods of social or economic research
Integrate job classification structure into human resource management systems
Develop staff policies
Establish recruiting procedures
Develop psychometric instruments such as tests, rating scales, or related material
Develop psychological, situational, or behaviorally based interviews
Write research or project grant proposals
Write business project or bid proposals
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws
Establish employee performance standards
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases

Getting Information

Conduct organizational studies
Conduct scientific research of organizational behavior or processes
Collect psychological or social sciences related data
Conduct field research
Conduct survey research of specified populations and demographics
Collect statistical data
Perform psychological research
Collect information from people through observation, interviews, or surveys
Conduct interviews to gather information related to human resources, training, or organizational effectiveness
Conduct business, market, or managerial research
Identify interrelationships among individuals or social groups
Identify interrelationships among social statistics or indicators
Gather organizational performance information
Conduct historical research
Conduct legal research
Confer with instructors or trainers
Collect personal information
Obtain approval for project plans

Analyzing Data or Information

Interpret psychological test results
Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Interpret ability or achievement test results
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Analyze employment and personnel data
Analyze business or organizational operating practices or procedures
Interpret charts or tables for social or economic research
Analyze business, operational, or management reports
Analyze social or economic data
Analyze market conditions or trends
Analyze data on curricula or instructional methods

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Evaluate information from employment interviews
Evaluate applicant, staff, or individual skill levels
Conduct multi-rater assessments
Evaluate contract personnel performance
Evaluate talent of individuals or groups
Evaluate employee performance
Evaluate personnel policies, practices, or benefits
Evaluate training programs, materials, or instructors
Evaluate business or management strategies
Develop procedures to evaluate organizational activities
Evaluate program effectiveness
Perform peer review evaluations of research, publications, or grants

Training and Teaching Others

Develop educational presentations
Develop training materials
Develop instructional materials
Develop lesson, course, or training objectives
Develop training programs
Develop training evaluation procedures
Train personnel on managerial topics
Organize training procedure manuals
Prepare psychological reports or presentations
Establish educational, instructional, or training policies, procedures, or standards
Identify training needs
Teach training techniques
Train personnel in technical or scientific procedures
Perform needs assessment
Manage decorum in meetings or group sessions


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Business Strategy
Business Development
Succession Planning
Business Process
Supervisory Skills
Classroom Training
Public Speaking


Related Licensing Requirements


Limited Scope Psychologist (18-0000000097)

IAC 1.1-3-8 Limited scope temporary psychology permit Authority: IC 25-33-1-4.5 Authority: IC 25-1-9; IC 25-33-1-3; IC 25-33-1-9 Sec. 8. (a) A person: (1) not currently licensed to practice psychology in Indiana; (2) licensed to practice psychology without supervision by any board or licensing agency of any other state or jurisdiction; and (3) eligible for licensure under IC 25-33-1-9; may apply to the board for a limited scope temporary psychology permit that, if issued under this section, shall remain valid for a nonrenewable period not to exceed a total of thirty (30) days in any two (2) year period. (b) A person seeking a limited scope temporary psychology permit under this section shall do the following: (1) Complete an application form supplied by the board specifying the following: (A) The reasons for seeking a limited scope temporary psychology permit. (B) The type, extent, and specialization of psychological services that the applicant intends to, or may, provide. (C) The applicant's: (i) residence and office addresses and telephone numbers; (ii) e-mail address; and (D) Statements regarding the psychologist's disciplinary history and fitness to practice. (2) Submit, with the application for a limited scope temporary psychology permit, the following: (A) One (1) recent passport-type photograph of the applicant, taken within eight (8) weeks prior to filing the application. (B) Proof of holding a current and valid unrestricted license to practice psychology without supervision in another state or jurisdiction.(C) The fee for a temporary permit to practice psychology required by 868 IAC 1.1-12-1. (c) All information on the application shall be submitted under oath or affirmation, subject to penalties for perjury.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana State Psychology Board (3172342051)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/psych.htm

Psychologist Limited (18-0000000098)

868 IAC 1.1-3-8 Limited scope temporary psychology permit Authority: IC 25-33-1-4.5 Authority: IC 25-1-9; IC 25-33-1-3; IC 25-33-1-9 Sec. 8. (a) A person: (1) not currently licensed to practice psychology in Indiana; (2) licensed to practice psychology without supervision by any board or licensing agency of any other state or jurisdiction; and (3) eligible for licensure under IC 25-33-1-9; may apply to the board for a limited scope temporary psychology permit that, if issued under this section, shall remain valid for a nonrenewable period not to exceed a total of thirty (30) days in any two (2) year period. (b) A person seeking a limited scope temporary psychology permit under this section shall do the following: (1) Complete an application form supplied by the board specifying the following: (A) The reasons for seeking a limited scope temporary psychology permit. (B) The type, extent, and specialization of psychological services that the applicant intends to, or may, provide. (C) The applicant's: (i) residence and office addresses and telephone numbers; (ii) e-mail address; and (D) Statements regarding the psychologist's disciplinary history and fitness to practice. (2) Submit, with the application for a limited scope temporary psychology permit, the following: (A) One (1) recent passport-type photograph of the applicant, taken within eight (8) weeks prior to filing the application. (B) Proof of holding a current and valid unrestricted license to practice psychology without supervision in another state or jurisdiction.(C) The fee for a temporary permit to practice psychology required by 868 IAC 1.1-12-1. (c) All information on the application shall be submitted under oath or affirmation, subject to penalties for perjury.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana State Psychology Board (3172342051)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/psych.htm

Psychologist (18-0000000028)

To obtain licensure as a psychologist in Indiana, a candidate must: Be at least 18 years of age. Possess a doctoral degree in psychology from an institution of higher learning recognized and approved by the board. Have passed successfully the board-administered examination. Have not been convicted of a crime nor have been subject to disciplinary sanctions that would interfere with the ability to carry out professional duties. Pay all examination and application fees. Licenses are renewed during even-numbered years, subject to continuing education requirements. More information, including application packets and test dates, may be obtained directly from the Indiana State Psychology Board.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana State Psychology Board (3172342051)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/psych.htm

Temporary Psychologist Permit (18-0000000099)

IAC 1.1-3-8 Limited scope temporary psychology permit Authority: IC 25-33-1-4.5 Authority: IC 25-1-9; IC 25-33-1-3; IC 25-33-1-9 Sec. 8. (a) A person: (1) not currently licensed to practice psychology in Indiana; (2) licensed to practice psychology without supervision by any board or licensing agency of any other state or jurisdiction; and (3) eligible for licensure under IC 25-33-1-9; may apply to the board for a limited scope temporary psychology permit that, if issued under this section, shall remain valid for a nonrenewable period not to exceed a total of thirty (30) days in any two (2) year period. (b) A person seeking a limited scope temporary psychology permit under this section shall do the following: (1) Complete an application form supplied by the board specifying the following: (A) The reasons for seeking a limited scope temporary psychology permit. (B) The type, extent, and specialization of psychological services that the applicant intends to, or may, provide. (C) The applicant's: (i) residence and office addresses and telephone numbers; (ii) e-mail address; and (D) Statements regarding the psychologist's disciplinary history and fitness to practice. (2) Submit, with the application for a limited scope temporary psychology permit, the following: (A) One (1) recent passport-type photograph of the applicant, taken within eight (8) weeks prior to filing the application. (B) Proof of holding a current and valid unrestricted license to practice psychology without supervision in another state or jurisdiction.(C) The fee for a temporary permit to practice psychology required by 868 IAC 1.1-12-1. (c) All information on the application shall be submitted under oath or affirmation, subject to penalties for perjury.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana State Psychology Board (3172342051)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/psych.htm


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