Psychologist, Engineering


Minimum M.A. (Psychology)

Minimum 3 8 years of experience

The tasks a Psychologist, Engineering is expected to perform include:

Conducting research, development, application and evaluation of psychological principles relating to human behaviour

Collaborating with equipment designers in design, development and utilization of man-machine systems to obtain optimum efficiency in terms of human capabilities

Advising on human factors to be considered in the design of man-machine systems, military equipment and industrial products

Participating in solving problems such as determining numbers and the kinds of workers required to operate machines, the allocation of functions to machines and operators and the layout and arrangement of work sites

Analyzing jobs to establish requirements for use in the classification, selection, placement and training of personnel

Developing training methods and materials, such as curriculums, lectures and films

Preparing handbooks of human engineering data for use by equipment and system designers

Conducting research to develop psychological theories concerning subjects such as the effects of physical factors (temperature, humidity, vibration, noise, and illumination) on a worker's behaviour

Knowledge of human behaviour and performance

Ability to assess human behaviour in relation to machines and tools used on a regular basis

Knowledge of the assessment and treatment of behavioural and affective disorders

Knowledge of the level of training methods to be prepared

Knowledge of physical conditions and factors that may affect the efficiency of a worker

Skilled in conducting research and preparing a thesis on the same

Knowledge of the technical information required to prepare handbooks and manuals

Not applicable

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Analytical bend of mind




Attention to detail

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as eye stress, mental and physical strain, joint pain, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 20,000 to INR 41,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Market Trend of Education, Training & Research in India

According to IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. The RNCOS report titled, Booming Distance Education Market Outlook 2018 expects the distance education market in India to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 34 per cent from 2013-14 to 2017-18.

Employment opportunities are estimated to grow between 10 and 20%, which is faster than the average for all occupations. Opportunities are especially on the rise for those with a graduate/masters degree. The increased demand for psychological services in hospitals, schools, social service agencies, mental health centres, substance abuse treatment clinics and private companies is expected to drive the need for more trained psychologists. The growing awareness among parents and schools about how students' mental health and behavioural problems such as bullying, attention deficit disorders etc. can affect learning has increased the demand for psychologists in the past decade. A plethora of job opportunities are available in the public as well as private sector. Therefore, the career of a Psychologist, Engineering has a bright future in India and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Manufacturing companies


Cities and towns across India