Human Resources Manager

Careers for human resources managersCareer Overview

Human resources managers are needed in all types of businesses. In smaller businesses, there are human resources generalists who handle all sides of human resources work. In larger businesses, activities are broken down into different positions depending on responsibilities. There are employment placement managers who supervise in the recruiting, hiring, and placement of employees. There are recruitment specialists who specialize in just finding new employees. There are also compensation managers who assist employees with compensation and pay rates. Employee benefits managers and specialists help with employee benefits. There are also trainers and training managers who specialize in training new employees and current employees when the need arises.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree

Educational backgrounds vary greatly in this field. As employees wish to specialize in a given area of human resources management, secondary degrees and graduate degrees in human resources, training, adult education, and organization management can become crucial as employees try to get hired for better jobs or move up the corporate ladder in human resources management.

Top Schools for Human Resources Managers:

Virginia College
University of Phoenix
Kaplan University
Capella University
Walden University

Career Trends

Average Salary for Human Resources Managers in 2008: $64,900
Jobs in 2008 for Human Resources Managers: 904,900
Projected jobs for Human Resources Managers through 2018: 1,102,300

Related Jobs:

Compensation and Benefits Managers
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists
Human Resources Managers, all other
Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, all other
Training and Development Managers
Training and Development Specialists

Article Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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