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Human Resources Manager

Career Overview

Human resource managers coordinate all administrative functions within an organization including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and advising top management on strategic planning.

Education

A four-year bachelor's degree in human resources, business management, or a related field is necessary to obtain this position. A higher degree (master's) in a related field, which may take an additional two-three years to earn, would be more valuable.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$52,000 /yr
$90,000 /yr
$160,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Math
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
Work Environment

Human resources managers are employed in nearly every industry. They work in offices, and most work full time during regular business hours. Some must travel to attend professional meetings or to recruit employees.

Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks fair over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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References
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada