Careers in I-O Psychology
I-O psychologists work in all types of organizations in both public and private sectors, and across a variety of fields and industries. In Hong Kong, most I-O psychologists work as external or internal consultants in the field of human resources and organizational development in the private sector. Some I-O psychologists work in academic and research positions. 
Professional Training Program in Hong Kong


DIOP full membership requires the applicant to have completed an accredited postgraduate training (Master or PhD / Doctorate) in I-O psychology. This I-O psychology degree has to be a second degree beyond a first degree in psychology.

Three universities in Hong Kong offer a postgraduate degree in I-O psychology – The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Department of Psychology), The Open University of Hong Kong (School of Arts and Social Sciences), and Lingnan University (Department of Applied Psychology). Please refer to their relevant websites for information. 


Postgraduate training programs in I-O psychology are also available from overseas institutions. These qualifications will be vetted by DIOP on individual basis. In general, programs that are accredited by the American Psychological Association, Australian Psychological Society, British Psychological Society, and Canadian Psychological Association often will be considered by DIOP to have fulfilled the necessary criteria.

Learning Resources


Useful resources for advancing your career in I-O Psychology

Career Education Activities 


Useful resources for advancing your career in I-O Psychology

Mentoring Scheme


To support the development of the I-O students and less experienced I-O psychologists, DIOP has an annual Mentorship Program (starting every April). If you are interested to join, please stay tuned with our member email communication related to the Mentorship Program.

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