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Other names for Psychometrist:

  • Psychometrician
  • Psychological Examiner


What is a Psychometrist? 

A Psychometrist conducts and interprets Psychometric tests. 

What is a Psychometric Test? 

A psychometric test is usually used in the HR department or during the recruitment process. It’s an efficient way to learn about the candidate’s personality and way of thinking.
Most tests these days are conducted online and usually take about 15 to 20 minutes.

These tests help the recruiter decide if the candidate will fit into the company and workplace well.
It also tests to see if employees have the aptitude for certain training. This helps the company ensure they are spending their money on the right people. 

Other areas that can be tested are:

  • How the candidate will react in a specific workplace
  • How the candidate will handle pressure or conflict

Please note, there is no pass or fail. It’s not that kind of test. 

What does a Psychometrist do?

  • makes sure the candidate or employee is relaxed
  • explains why the test is being taken and how it works
  • answers any questions
  • conducts the psychometric test
  • analyses data either by hand or online
  • makes decisions on this data

Are you . . . ?

  • interested in people and how they behave?
  • analytical?
  • positive?
  • reliable?
  • able to work alone?
  • a good communicator?
  • a good listener?

How do I become a Psychometrist?


Bachelor degree with major in Psychology which can be done at most SA universities

Honours in Psychology (Psychometrist)

6 month Internship under the guidance and supervision of a registered psychologist.

National Examination of the Professional Board for Psychology (Psychologist)

Designation: Only once you have registered with the HPCSA can you use the title Professional Psychometrist behind your name

  • HPCSA: Health Professions Council of South Africa


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Dentist or Biomedical Engineer

Is becoming a Psychometrist the right career choice for me?