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What do Psychometricians and Quantitative Research Methodologists do?

Psychometricians and quantitative methodologists are in high demand, have skills that can be applied in many settings, and typically have relatively high starting salaries. Upon earning their Ph.D.s, Fellows could be hired to work as:

  • Higher Education Faculty
  • Researchers in Social Science Research and Policy Organizations (such as the Rand Corporation)
  • Psychometricians in Educational or Psychological Testing Companies (such as the Educational Testing Service)
  • Measurement Specialists in State Departments of Education
  • Directors of Institutional Research Offices

Links to relevant job opportunities include:

American Educational Research Association: http://careers.aera.net/home/index.cfm?site_id=557

American Psychological Association:  http://www.psyccareers.com/jobs/

Psychometric Society:  https://www.psychometricsociety.org/careers

National Council for Measurement in Education:  http://www.ncme.org/ncme/NCME/Resource_Center/Career_Center/Professional_Opportunities/NCME/Resour ce_Center/CareerCenter/Position_Listings.aspx?hkey=f7cdd6c2-326a-4b6d-9092-649eb44109d1

Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness:  https://www.sree.org/career/

American Evaluation Association:  http://www.eval.org/p/cm/ld/fid=113

Association for Institutional Research:  https://www.airweb.org/Careers/Pages/Jobs.aspx

Association for Test Publishers:  http://testpublishers-jobs.careerwebsite.com/c/search.cfm?site_id=10666

National Association for Test Directors (links to State Departments of Education websites):  http://nationalassociationoftestdirectors.org/us-departments-of-education/

Chronicle of Higher Education:  https://chroniclevitae.com/job_search/new

Horizon Search (an agency specializing in educational measurement):  http://jobs.horizonsi.net/jobseeker/SearchResults.aspx?featured=1&runsearch=1

Job Application Resources:  http://www.horizonsi.net/jobseekers/candidate-resources/

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