Edited because it’s even more awesome than I first thought…
A recent Buzzfeed article listed the “8 Awesome Jobs That Will Convince You To Be A Psychology Major.” I clicked, despite my oath not to read articles that have either numbers in the title or include the word “actually.”
Turns out… three (edit: FOUR) of the eight jobs are held by human factors psychologists.* Of course, if you want any of these jobs you’ll need a Ph.D, not just a psych major.
Dr. David Strayer – expert on the effects of distraction on driving
Dr. Tim Nichols – video game user experience (UX) expert
Dr. Ed Salas – expert on team communication in high performance situations
Dr. Dawn Shaikh – expert in cultural UX at Google
Get your graduate applications ready for next year, folks. (And use our handy guide to give yourself a leg up).
*One is officially I/O, but I think HF can claim him since he’s been President of HFES, an HFES Fellow, and Editor of the journal Human Factors.