Career Details

Human Resources Organizational Development

Career Overview

A human resources organizational development consultant is responsible for organizing orientation and other special projects within an organization (e.g., various training programs). In addition, they may spend time coaching leaders to help them to understand various workplace situations and how to best deal with them.


A master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology, organizational behavior, business, or a related field may be required to obtain this position. A master's degree typically takes two-three years to earn after earning a four-year bachelor's degree.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$34,000 /yr
$59,000 /yr
$101,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Math - as much as possible, including statistics!
Future Outlook

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

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Work Environment

A human resources organizational development consultant may work for an organization that provides employment services, the government, or any organization large enough to justify having this position in-house. Brittany, the consultant featured in the video, works for a healthcare system.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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