Organizational Behavior Studies
Types of Degrees Organizational Behavior Studies Majors Are Getting
The following table lists how many organizational behavior studies graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.
|Education Level||Number of Grads|
What Organizational Behavior Studies Majors Need to Know
O*NET surveyed people in occupations related to organizational behavior studies and asked them what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. The responses were rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.
Knowledge Areas for Organizational Behavior Studies Majors
Organizational Behavior Studies majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
- Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
- Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Skills for Organizational Behavior Studies Majors
When studying organizational behavior studies, you’ll learn many skills that will help you be successful in a wide range of jobs - even those that do not require a degree in the field. The following is a list of some of the most common skills needed for careers associated with this major:
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Abilities for Organizational Behavior Studies Majors
As you progress with your organizational behavior studies degree, there are several abilities you should pick up that will help you in whatever related career you choose. These abilities include:
- Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
- Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
- Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
- Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
What Can You Do With a Organizational Behavior Studies Major?
Below is a list of occupations associated with organizational behavior studies:
|Job Title||Job Growth Rate||Median Salary|
|Human Resources Specialists||7.1%||$60,880|
Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Behavior Studies?
At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of organizational behavior studies majors is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||296|
|Hispanic or Latino||237|
Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Organizational Behavior Studies. About 3.1% of those with this major are international students.
How Much Do Organizational Behavior Studies Majors Make?
Salaries According to BLS
Organizational Behavior Studies majors often go into careers where salaries can range from $66,790 to $103,330 (25th to 75th percentile). This range includes all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.
To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.
Amount of Education Required for Careers Related to Organizational Behavior Studies
Some careers associated with organizational behavior studies require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.
How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to organizational behavior studies have obtained the following education levels.
|Education Level||Percentage of Workers|
|High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED)||7.3%|
|Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production)||0.7%|
|Some College Courses||2.6%|
|Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree)||3.8%|
|Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master.||1.2%|
|Post-Master’s Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Master’s degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees at the doctoral level.||0.2%|
|First Professional Degree - awarded for completion of a program that: requires at least 2 years of college work before entrance into the program, includes a total of at least 6 academic years of work to complete, and provides all remaining academic requirements to begin practice in a profession.||0.2%|
Online Organizational Behavior Studies Programs
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 161 schools offered some type of organizational behavior studies program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.
|Degree Level||Colleges Offering Programs||Colleges Offering Online Classes|
|Certificate (Less Than 1 Year)||11||3|
|Certificate (1-2 years)||3||0|
|Certificate (2-4 Years)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Research)||15||3|
|Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Other)||0||0|
Is a Degree in Organizational Behavior Studies Worth It?
The median salary for a organizational behavior studies grad is $66,790 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.
This is 67% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $537,800 after 20 years!
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Majors Related to Organizational Behavior Studies
You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to organizational behavior studies.
|Major||Number of Grads|
|General Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration||17,412|
|Human Resources Development||2,001|
|Labor & Industrial Relations||1,882|
|Other Human Resources Management and Services||1,632|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- College Scorecard
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers First Quarter 2020
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