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Human Resources Managers

Human Resources Managers
Quick Facts : Human Resources Managers*
2010 Median Pay$99,180
Entry Level EducationBachelor's degree
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 201271,800
Job Outlook13% (About as fast as average)
Employment Change9,300

Human resource managers plan, direct, and coordinate several administrative functions within an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing and hiring of new staff. Additionally, they consult with top executives on strategic planning and serve as the link between management and employees.

What Human Resources Managers Do

  • Plan and coordinate an organization's workforce to best use employees' talents
  • Link an organization's management with its employees by handling questions, administering employee services, and resolving work-related problems
  • Coordinate and supervise the work of specialists and support staff
  • Oversee an organization's recruitment, interview, selection, and hiring processes
  • Handle staffing issues, such as mediating disputes, firing employees, and directing disciplinary procedures

Work Environment

Human resources managers are employed throughout the economy. They work in offices, and most work full time. The jobs of some human resources managers require work-related travel.
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Job Outlook

Employment of human resources managers is expected to grow 13 percent from 2010 to 2020, as new companies form and organizations expand their operations, they will need more human resources staff to oversee and administer their programs.
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The average salary of human resources managers was $99,180 in 2010.
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Becoming a Human Resources Managers

Candidates need a combination of education and related work experience to become a human resources manager and usually a bachelor's degree in human resources or business administration.
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