Human Resources Managers

What do they do?

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

Also known as:

Employee Relations Manager, Human Resources Administration Director, Human Resources Director (HR Director), Human Resources Manager (HR Manager), Human Resources Operations Manager, Human Resources Vice President

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Human Resources Managers in United States

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Human Resources Managers is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 12.1%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #21 in job growth rate
  • 340

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #16 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (2.9%)
  • Master's degree (19.3%)
  • Bachelor's degree (36.5%)
  • Associate's degree (8.5%)
  • Some college, no degree (19%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (11.2%)
  • Less than high school diploma (2.6%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Liaise between departments or other groups to improve function or communication.
  • Recommend organizational process or policy changes.
  • Advise others on legal or regulatory compliance matters.
  • Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities.
  • Administer compensation or benefits programs.
  • Manage human resources activities.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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