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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online industrial/organizational psychology degree often pursue community college instructor positions or managerial or consulting positions in training, human resources, or executive coaching.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Community college
  • Corporation
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Health care
  • Industrial setting
  • Military
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Organizational consulting firm
  • Research organization

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Assessment specialist
  • Manager or director of human resources or organizational development
  • Manager or director of labor relations
  • Manager or director of training and development
  • Instructor
  • Organizational consultant (internal or external)
  • Research associate

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

Master of Science in Psychology Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates of the Master of Science of Psychology degree program have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

Career growth potential 52%Promotional opportunities 47%Salary and benefits 45%

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

Advanced in career or profession 35%Successfully changed careers 22%Obtained a teaching position in higher education 4%Assumed a leadership role 24%Received a promotion 19%

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.