Careers in Human Factors

Careers in Human Factors

The versatile nature of a degree in Human Factors means there are a lot of places that it can be applied. The specialized focus can allow students to find jobs in: Usability, Human-Computer Interaction, Aviation, Transportation, Medical research, Academia, Government Agencies, or in Industrial and Private Consulting. 

Some careers will require additional training or certification. 

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society does provide a useful Career Center . Please visit their page for more information. 

Where are our grads now?

All of our graduates have been employed within 2 months of graduation. They have been able to find work in their field of interest, whether it be in a specific industry, in the government, or through academia. 

Below is a sample list of places where our students have found employment. 

Industry: Microsoft, Google, Intel, Yahoo, Verizon, WebMD, Mitre, MitreTek, Crown, American Institutes for Research, SAIC, Cigna, Booz-Allen Hamilton, Verizon, Motorola, Honeywell, State Farm Insurance, Sun Microsystems, HumPRO, Noblis, Human Solutions Inc., Haskins Laboratory, Aptima, Perceptronics Solutions

Government: FAA, US Census Bureau, NHSTA, NIST, Army Research Lab, Naval Research Lab, Turner-Fairbank Research Center, National Academy of Sciences, US Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Labor Statistics, FHA

Academia: Carnegie Mellon, George Mason University, Old Dominion University, Johns Hopkins, US Military Academy, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign