Human Resources Managers

Education

Human resources managers usually need a bachelor's degree. There are bachelor's degree programs in human resources. Alternatively, candidates may complete a bachelor's degree in another field, such as finance, business management, education, or information technology. Courses in subjects such as conflict management or industrial psychology may be helpful.

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Related College Majors

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $16,664.00 per year

Labor and Industrial Relations - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $16,234.00 per year

Military Training

Job training consists of classroom instruction. Further training occurs on the job and through advanced courses. Course content typically includes:

  • Preparation of military correspondence and forms
  • Personnel records management
  • Computer update and retrieval procedures

Certifications or Licenses

Although certification is voluntary, it can show professional expertise and credibility and may enhance advancement opportunities. Many employers prefer to hire certified candidates, and some...

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General Qualifications

Decisionmaking skills. Human resources managers must be able to balance the strengths and weaknesses of different options and decide the best course of action. Many of their decisions have a...

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Knowledge

  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Administration and Management
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Law and Government

Most Common Education Levels

The level of education attained by people currently working in this career.

Most Common Education

Schools with the Highest Enrollment for Featured Major

Schools with the Highest Enrollment for Featured Major
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School
Number of Students
Ashford University
119,102
Walden University
78,598
Western Governors University
67,013
Florida International University
65,128
University of Minnesota-Twin C...
64,579
Ohio State University-Main Campus
62,715
University of Maryland-Univers...
61,210
New York University
57,015
Michigan State University
54,857
Capella University
54,847
Data supplied by Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Center of Education Statistics, Defense Manpower Data Center. (View our update schedule). Contact any business, college or military service branch to answer additional questions.

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