|Quick Facts: Human Resources Managers|
|2012 Median Pay||$99,720 per year
$47.94 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||5 years or more|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||102,700|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||13% (As fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||13,600|
What Human Resources Managers Do
Human resources managers plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees.
Human resources managers are employed in nearly every industry. They work in offices, and most work full time during regular business hours. Some must travel to attend professional meetings or to recruit employees.
How to Become a Human Resources Manager
Candidates need a combination of education and several years of related work experience to become a human resources manager. Although a bachelor’s degree is sufficient for most positions, some jobs require a master’s degree. Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills.
The median annual wage for human resources managers was $99,720 in May 2012.
Employment of human resources managers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As new companies form and organizations expand their operations, they will need more human resources staff to oversee and administer their programs. Very strong competition can be expected for most positions.