Do you want to become an industrial psychologist? Read this!

Are you considering becoming an industrial psychologist? Industrial psychology is one of the many areas of psychology you can choose to specialise in, and it focuses on solving problems in the workplace. Just like other types of psychology careers, industrial psychology is a very interesting and specialised career that requires a lot of hard work, patience, and dedication. If you are an industrial psychologist looking for new job opportunities, visit Job Mail today.

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What exactly does an Industrial Psychologist do?

An industrial psychologist is responsible for using psychological principles and research methods to solve problems in the workplace. These professionals study productivity as well as management and employee working styles. They investigate the overall morale and company culture and make improvements based on their findings.

Typical duties include:

  • Conducting research and interviews to determine workplace dynamics
  • Applying psychological methods in the workplace
  • Working in conjunction with Human Resources
  • Staff recruitment
  • Training and motivating staff
  • Assessing job performance
  • Assisting with career development
  • Improving the organisational structure of the company
  • Increasing the productivity and efficiency of the company
  • Studying consumer behaviour
  • Assisting in transitions, such as corporate mergers
  • Job design and analysis
  • Assisting in labour relations
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  • Behavioural Analyst
  • Human Resources Executive
  • Senior Research Consultant
  • Talent Management Specialist
  • Consumer Psychologist
  • Career Counsellor
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Sociologist
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Educational requirements:

Studying to become an industrial psychologist is compulsory. After completing your studies, you’ll need to register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Various requirements are set out to register with the HPCSA, depending on the type of psychology you want to practice. Please do the necessary research on the minimum requirements if you are interested in studying any form of psychology.

What you can study (available at most universities across South Africa):

  • BCom Industrial Psychology
  • BA/BCom Honours Industrial Psychology
  • Master’s in Industrial Psychology
  • PhD in Industrial Psychology
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • BA/BCom Human Resource Management
  • BTech Human Resource Management
  • Diploma or Advanced Diploma in People Performance Management
  • Master’s in Leadership Coaching
  • Master’s in Leadership Performance and Change
  • Master’s in Personal and Professional Leadership
  • PhD in Strategic Human Resource Management
  • PhD in HRM/HRD/Employment Relations
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Skills needed for this career:

  • Emotional stability and maturity
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Patience
  • Leadership abilities
  • The ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Good administrative abilities
  • Strong analytical, organisational, and presentation skills
  • The ability to be innovative and creative
  • Active listening skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Good time-management skills
  • Adaptability
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Employment opportunities:

You can find a wide variety of employment opportunities in various industries and in organisations of different sizes. Any organisation can benefit from the expert guidance of a qualified industrial psychologist. You can even find employment opportunities at consulting agencies or even hospitals, clinics, and other governmental institutions.

Another option is to open your own practice and/or to become a consultant to businesses across South Africa. This career offers a decent income, stable employment and a high probability of international employment opportunities.

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Now that you know more about what it takes to become an industrial psychologist, you can look for job opportunities on Job Mail.

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24 Responses

  1. Norman says:

    I would to be an industrial psychologist.

    For more information

    • Chane says:

      Good day Norman

      If you are interested in studying industrial psychology, you can visit the various universities and institutions to discuss your options with their student advisors. They will advise you on the different degrees available, as well as costs involved.

      If you are looking for a job and have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, follow this link: http://bit.ly/2Lk3C0b.

      Once you’ve registered, look for jobs that suit your skill set at http://bit.ly/2mFMBPB and apply for them!

      Alternatively, set up a job alert to receive the latest jobs in your field via email at http://bit.ly/2LxITpe.

      We hope you find employment soon!

  2. Nolucky says:

    I am interested in this career but i am doing management level 4 this year at TVET college

  3. Bheki says:

    Am interested in becoming an psychologist

    • Chane says:

      Good day Bheki

      If you are interested in studying psychology, you can visit the various universities and institutions to discuss your options with their student advisors. They will advise you on the different degrees available, as well as costs involved.

      If you are looking for a job and have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, follow this link: http://bit.ly/2Lk3C0b.

      Once you’ve registered, look for jobs that suit your skill set at http://bit.ly/2mFMBPB and apply for them!

      Alternatively, set up a job alert to receive the latest jobs in your field via email at http://bit.ly/2LxITpe.

      We hope you find employment soon!

  4. Henry says:

    I am interested

    • Chane says:

      Good day Henry

      If you are interested in studying psychology, you can visit the various universities and institutions to discuss your options with their student advisors. They will advise you on the different degrees available, as well as costs involved.

      If you are looking for a job and have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, follow this link: http://bit.ly/2Lk3C0b.

      Once you’ve registered, look for jobs that suit your skill set at http://bit.ly/2mFMBPB and apply for them!

      Alternatively, set up a job alert to receive the latest jobs in your field via email at http://bit.ly/2LxITpe.

      We hope you find employment soon!

  5. Matshidiso Maletswa says:

    I do like it but,I don’t have money to study, my earning are so little, if its just a job I ‘ll take it.

  6. Sinazo says:

    Ts a big yes i really want to help other people

  7. Tiny says:

    I want to know the requirements for studying psychology

    • Chane says:

      Good day Tiny

      We would recommend you to contact the various universities and tertiary education institutes that offer these degrees and find out what their requirements are, as they might differ from one institution to another. Their student advisors will be able to answer all your questions.

      We’d also like to suggest that when you’ve completed your degree, register your CV on Job Mail so that recruiters and employers can easily find you when they search for candidates. Click here to do so.

      We wish you all the best and hope you find the perfect job.

      Kind regards,
      The Job Mail Team

  8. Matshidiso Maletswa says:

    Yes I want to become an industrial psychologist

    • Chane says:

      Hi Matshidiso

      If you are interested in studying industrial psychology, you can visit the various universities and institutions to discuss your options with their student advisors. They will advise you on the different degrees available, as well as costs involved.

      If you are looking for a job and have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, follow this link: http://bit.ly/2Lk3C0b.

      Once you’ve registered, look for jobs that suit your skill set at http://bit.ly/2mFMBPB and apply for them!

      Alternatively, set up a job alert to receive the latest jobs in your field via email at http://bit.ly/2LxITpe.

      We hope you find employment soon!

  9. Thabo says:

    This is the kind of career that is made for me a true leader

    • Chane says:

      Hi Thabo

      I’m so glad that we could inspire you to help other people by becoming a psychologist.

      If you are interested in studying psychology, you can visit the various universities and institutions to discuss your options with their student advisors. They will advise you on the different degrees available, as well as costs involved.

      If you are looking for a job and have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, follow this link: http://bit.ly/2Lk3C0b.

      Once you’ve registered, look for jobs that suit your skill set at http://bit.ly/2mFMBPB and apply for them!

      Alternatively, set up a job alert to receive the latest jobs in your field via email at http://bit.ly/2LxITpe.

      We hope you find employment soon!

  10. Lerato Vanessa says:

    My Name is Lerato Flietor, I obtained a degree in Industrial Psychology and having a challenge in furthering my studies , can you kindly advise

  11. olwethu says:

    I am in my second year doing bcom industrial psychology,how much chances of finding a job do I have in this career.

    • Jani Grey says:

      Hi Olwethu,

      Unfortunately we cannot answer this question with certainty.

      We’d like to suggest that you get in touch with a few of the professionals in your field and have a discussion with them about your options. Because they have experience, they will be able to give you insight into your future prospects and supply you with some valuable advice.

      Kind regards,
      The Job Mail Team

  12. Sipho Mabunda says:

    I did B. Admin majoring in industrial psychology at university and would like to specialise or have a career in it. What is out there to study when you are in my situation and not interested in doing an honours degree in it?

    • Jani Grey says:

      Hi Sipho,

      Unfortunately we do not have the necessary knowledge to answer this question. We’d like to suggest that you consult with somebody at your educational institution, who might be more capable of guiding you in the right direction.

      Kind regards,
      The Job Mail Team

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