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Careers for General Psychology (Human Resource Management) Program Graduates

Common Job Titles

  • Administrative services manager
  • Compensation and benefits manager
  • Compensation, benefits and job analysis manager
  • Executive
  • Human resource specialist
  • Human resources manager
  • Labor relations specialist
  • Training and development manager
  • Training and development specialist

Job Outlook Data

Human resource managers held around 123,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of human resource managers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024.

As new companies form and organizations expand their operations, they will need more human resources managers to oversee and administer their programs. Human resources managers ensure that firms respect changing employment laws regarding occupational safety and health, equal employment opportunity, healthcare, wages and retirement plans. For example, adoption of the Affordable Care Act may spur the need for more human resources managers, who can help to ensure that company policies comply with regulations.

Where Can I work With This Major?

The largest employers of Human Resource Management degree holders are:

  • Management of companies and enterprises
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Government
  • Healthcare and social assistance


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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Human Resources Managers

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