Psychologist, Industrial

Minimum MA or MSc in Psychology/Social Work/Counselling

Minimum experience of 2 years in a relevant field

The tasks an IndustrialOrganisational Psychologist is expected to perform include:

Applying the principles of psychology to personnel, administration, management, sales and marketing problems

Indulging in policy planning, employee screening, training and development, organizational

development and analysis

Working with management to reorganize the work setting so as to improve the workers productivity

Analyzing data using statistical methods and applications, in order to evaluate the outcomes and effectiveness of workplace programmes

Conducting research studies of physical work environments, organizational structures, communication systems, group interactions, morale and motivation

Assessing the organizational functioning

Developing employee selection and placement programmes and getting them implemented

Developing interview techniques, rating scales and psychological tests

Assessing the skills, abilities and interests for the purpose of employee selection, placement, and promotion

Formulating and implementing training programmes, applying the principles of learning and individual differences

Identifying the training and development needs

Observing and interviewing the workers in order to obtain information about the physical, mental and educational requirements of jobs

Gathering information about aspects such as job satisfaction

In-depth knowledge of all the principles of psychology

Skilled in applying the principles of psychology in case of personnel, administration, management, sales and marketing problems

Skilled in policy planning, employee screening, training and development, organizational development and analysis

Ability to understand workers needs and help in improving their productivity

Knowledge of all the statistical methods and applications

Skilled in evaluating all the outcomes and effectiveness of workplace programmes

Proficient in developing interview techniques, rating scales and psychological tests

Skilled in identifying the training and development needs

Ability to analyze the job profiles and the required skills to work on psychometric assessments

Skilled in giving formal presentations with adequate charts and graphs to the clients on the relevance of psychometric analysis

Ability to conduct focused group discussions with leading corporates for understanding behaviour mix

Knowledge of statistics

Not applicable

Analytical bend of mind


Problem-solving ability




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 8/9 hours 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 suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL), One Arm and One Leg (OLA), Muscular Weakness (MW), Both Arms (BA), Both Legs and One Arm (BLOA) and

Both Legs and Arms (BLA)

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

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

For candidates with experience - INR 12,500 to INR 21,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Education Industry in India

According to a report by IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. This is because the country has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. Also, vocational education and training is fast emerging as an important area of focus in India.

For an organization to make progress it has to get maximum effort and input from its employees. For this, understanding the needs of the employees along with that of the organization is very important. Here the role of a psychologist comes into the picture as a psychologist is the one who is concerned with the relationship between people and their work environment.

Psychologists develop new ways to increase workplace productivity or be involved in personnel selection. They are employed in business, government agencies, factories, industrial set-ups corporate houses and academic establishments. Considering all this, it is safe to say that there is demand for an IndustrialOrganisational Psychologist in the present and that there will also be demand in the future.

Government agencies

Industrial set-ups

Corporate houses

Academic establishments

Cities and towns across India