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Careers in Human Factors and Engineering

Careers in human factors and Engineering with a psychology degreeHuman Factors and Engineering Psychology is the study of designing equipment and devices that fit the human body and its cognitive abilities. In other words, its concerned with how humans and elements of systems interact, and how to best design system elements in order to optimize human well-being and system performance.


Undergraduate Degree

With an undergraduate degree, there are some job possibilities, but not that many. Some students interested in human factors and engineering psychology finish their undergraduate degree, take some time off to gain real-world experience and then go back to school to earn an advanced degree.

Click here to read important steps to a career in Human Factors and Engineering Psychology with a BA/BS.


Graduate degree

Having an advanced degree is really important for a human factors and engineering psychology job. Of course, job opportunities at various organizations are typically greater with a PhD versus a Master's degree. Also, it is important to keep in mind that some human factors and engineering psychologists hold academic positions at colleges/universities and serve as trainers, facilitators, assessors, coaches and consultants.