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Spotlight on Engineering Psychology

By December 5, 2013

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If you like solving real-world problems and finding practical applications for psychological knowledge, then you might be interested in the field known as engineering psychology. This growing area of psychology focuses on enhancing human abilities by improving things such as workplace environments, technology, and equipment.

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Engineering psychologists often work for private companies, but they can also be employed by universities or government agencies. Some even work as freelance consultants.

So what exactly does an engineering psychologist do? The answer often depends on exactly the specialty area in which the individual is employed. For example, an engineering psychologist who specializes in product design might work to create safer, easier-to-use products. Other specialty areas include aerospace, human-computer interaction, and workplace safety.

Learn more about the job duties, educational requirements, and average salaries in this overview of a career as an engineering psychologist.

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