Career Profiles: Human Resources Management

CSULB Department of Human Resources Management

Human resources managers, or personnel managers, develop and implement policies designed to attract and keep the best available employees in an organization, to provide for employee well-being, and to promote efficiency on the job. The opportunities in human resources management are truly varied and plentiful. Some areas of specialty include employment & placement, compensation, benefits and job analysis, training and development, and employee relations. Duties include recruiting, interviewing and hiring of applicants; counseling employees; analyzing jobs; and preparing wage and salary scales. They may also handle labor relations, training, retirement administration, employee benefits, and equal opportunity programs. Increasingly, they also consult with top executives regarding strategic planning. Majors will learn about production control, project management, organization theory, and managerial decision making.

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Career Possibilities:

Additional experience and/or education may be required

  • Conciliator
  • Contract Analyst
  • Employment Interviewer
  • Employment Supervisor
  • International HR Manager
  • Job Analyst
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Management Trainee
  • Manpower Planner
  • Personnel Assistant
  • Personnel Director
  • Publications Specialist
  • Records Manager
  • Recruiter
  • Safety Director
  • Training Specialist
  • Vocational Counselor
  • Wage-Salary Administrator

Where Employed:

  • Airline and cruise lines
  • Construction industry
  • Consulting firms
  • Government agencies
  • Health care services
  • Insurance companies
  • Labor unions
  • Machinery manufacturers
  • Petroleum industry
  • Social service agencies
  • Travel/transportation industry
  • Wholesale/retail merchandisers

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