A degree in Human Factors Engineering or in Engineering Psychology can lead to a variety of career paths, and it’s not necessary that you know exactly what you want to do before you graduate. Below are a couple of possible careers and industries that you can explore with an HF degree.
A fuller description of possible career paths – along with recommended skills, courses, and even some alumni testimonials – can be found in this file: Tufts_HFE Professional Roles _2019b Smaller
User Interface (UI) Designer
A position responsible for everything about how a website or application interface appears – this includes visuals like: buttons, menus, switches, and colors.
User Experience (UX) Designer
A position responsible for all the systems and interactions in a product or application including workflows, information architecture, and user testing.
User Experience (UX) Researcher
A position responsible for making products easier and safer to use by understanding and verifying the requirements of a product and the needs of its users by conducting user research and usability testing.
A position that uses usability tools to improve the design of a product; develops, conducts, and analyzes usability tests.
A position that involves analyzing how best to organize information; structures a controlled vocabulary; implements a taxonomy for the presentation of information; creates a site structure meaningful to the ends users.
A position focused on how to best create effective interactions for users on an interface.
Human Factors Specialist
A position focused on the usage of physical products; follows and implements the safety requirements on products.
A position that carries on qualitative research to better understand user’s interaction with a product.
A position that applies the scientific knowledge of human behavior within a workplace; works to enhance employee and employer satisfaction.
- Product Designer
- Project Manager
- Industrial Engineer
- Web Designer
- Digital Marketing
- Graphic Design
- Medical Devices