Human Resources Managers

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Human resources (HR) managers oversee the administrative functions of HR departments. These include recruiting employment candidates and managing the hiring process, working with executives on strategic HR planning, training employees, and serving as liaisons between employees and management. At large companies, HR managers oversee employment interviewers, placement specialists, personnel recruiters, compensation and benefits managers, and other specialized staff. At small companies, a human resources manager may fill all of these roles, often with help from one or two assistants. Human resources managers are also known as directors of human resources. Approximately 122,780 HR managers are employed in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Director of Human Resources, Employee Relations Managers, Personnel Managers, Staffing Managers
Duties Supervise an organization's personnel–related functions, such as staffing, employee benefits, disputes, and compliance with employment laws
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Psychology
Experience Five years of experience in lower-level human resources positions
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Executive or Human Resources Consultant
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Employment Screener or Clerk