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Human Resources Managers In Demand

General Information

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit71.36%
  2. Private, not for profit13.03%
  3. State and local government10.88%
  4. Federal government2.47%
  5. Self-employed2.10%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Business Management & Administration

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+5%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$130,000

Military salary*

$84,217

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State-by-state Salary

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$169,800
$63,120
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 73%
  • Master's degree 8%
  • Post baccalaureate 8%
  • Some college 4%
  • Post-master's certificate 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.
  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Education and Training
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
  • Administrative

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