Psychometricians are responsible for creating, administering, and reviewing tests that measure a person's psychological attributes. Psychometrics refers to a systematized process of measuring a person's intellectual capability and thought processes. Psychometricians are the scientists behind this process. Psychometric tests may be used for personal use, or they could be administered at a broader level. These tests could be used for school curricula, career aptitude assessment, and clinical studies. The specific work performed by a psychometrician can vary, as personality tests can be administered in a variety of ways. Some are in the form of multiple choice questions, while others may ask for essays and situational items. These tests aim to personally help people understand their personality and intellectual capacity and compare themselves to other groups. They may also be used to modify school curriculum, offer career-related advice, or evaluate a person's mental health. Additionally, they could help give scientists a greater understanding of how the human mind works and further the advancement of psychological science.
Psychometricians often work for schools and universities, as their work is often used for research projects. Other psychometricians may work for government agencies, research institutes, hospitals, and mental health facilities. They may work alongside other psychometricians, as well as a team of researchers. They may also interact with test subjects from time to time. Their work is largely indoor and non-physical, but it requires mental aptitude and knowledge of some computer systems. Many psychometricians are required to hold at least a master's degree in a relevant area, such as field study statistics.
Develop surveys and questionnaires for educational and psychological scales and tests.
Ensure validity and reliability of survey results.
Analyze survey and questionnaire results.
Perform clinical interviews and administer neuropsychological tests.