Career Outlook

Your Future with an MA in Organizational Psychology

Photo of Isaak Kifle“I began my career in human resources a few years before enrolling in the MAOP program and transitioned jobs during the program. In doing so, I've been able to directly apply what I learned at William James College to work with leadership on improving recruitment, onboarding, performance management and other talent management practices. My MAOP practicum gave me experience consulting to an organization in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), which I utilize in my role today to move my organization's DEI goals.”

 — Isaak Kifle, Senior Human Resources Associate at J-PAL North America at MIT

Organizational psychologists hold dynamic roles improving performance and job satisfaction for employees, teams, and systems in an organization, whether as an internal practitioner or an external consultant. As a master's level organizational psychologist, you can apply your new skills immediately to the workplace and will have many opportunities in your future depending on your passion, interests, and goals. Organizational psychologists are needed in all sizes and types of organizations and span every industry. You can find rewarding work in for-profit, non-profit, and the government sector. Our alumni have reported the following job titles to give you a sampling of your exciting career ahead.

  • Organizational Effectiveness Manager
  • Training and Development Consultant
  • Senior Human Resources Associate
  • Manager, Leadership Development and Talent Manager
  • Organizational Development and Training Manager
  • HR Generalist
  • Employee Relations Specialist
  • Education and Employment Counselor
  • Sr. Human Resources Business Partner
  • Organizational Development Partner
  • Practice Manager

Here's a sampling of organizations where our MA in Organizational Psychology graduates are making a difference.

  • Amazon
  • Bay Cove Human Services
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Beacon Communities LLC
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
  • Collaborative Solutions for Communities
  • Community Catalyst
  • Compass Health Network
  • Evolv Technology
  • Garden Remedies Inc.
  • J-PAL North America at MIT
  • Office Depot Inc.
  • The Hartford Insurance Company
  • Wesleyan University
  • William James College

Salary Guide

With your Organizational Psychology MA degree, you will increase your earning power and the skills to excel in high-paying jobs, According to, there is a range of salaries for organizational psychology, which vary by industry and occupation. Here is a sampling below. We encourage you to do your own research on or the Bureau of Labor Statistics to explore salary expectations for your geographical region and industry.

Job Titles National Salary
Organizational Psychologist $83,954-$161,825
Organizational Development Strategist $96,138-$160,364
Talent and Diversity Manager $140,849-$244,011

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