Psychology degree programs are among the most popular programs at both on-campus and online colleges and universities. This field’s popularity stems from human fascination about how the mind works and what makes us do the things we do. Aspiring psychologists are often motivated to help others cope with emotional challenges and psychological disorders, facilitating the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.
Psychology is a broad field that offers graduates a diverse range of careers in areas such as research, clinical work, public health, criminal justice, workplace psychology, and even marketing.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for psychologists was $79,010 in May 2018, and the top 10% earned more than $129,520.1 While salary is based on a range of criteria, the right credentials could give you a career advantage. Here are some specific degree programs to consider:
PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
In this emerging, highly focused area of psychology, doctoral students can learn to address important issues in a range of settings, including organizations, colleges, and universities, and as independent consultants. Industrial and organizational (I-O) psychologists use their skills and insights into human behavior to help organizations become more successful and productive. Online psychology degree programs in this field may offer specializations in areas such as consulting psychology, general practice, and evidence-based coaching. The median annual salary for I-O psychologists in 2018 was $97,260.1
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1 Source: www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/psychologists.htm#tab-5
2 Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of a degree program.
3 Source: www.payscale.com/research/US/Degree=Bachelor_of_Arts_(BA)%2C_Psychology/Salary
Find information on costs, occupation types, completion rates, and median loan debt for these programs at www.WaldenU.edu/programdata.