Human Resources Managers

Industry Areas

  • Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
  • Junior Colleges
  • Software Publishers

Day-to-Day Tasks

  • Serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related problems.
  • Analyze and modify compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Advise managers on organizational policy matters such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes.

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Overall Kind of Work

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...

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Work Environment

Military

Personnel specialists normally work in office settings on land or aboard ships.

Status

What is the difference between enlisted and officer?

Enlisted:
Enlisted members enter the Military with a high school diploma (in some cases a GED), at a minimum. They are employed in almost every type of military career, often in hands-on roles.

Officers: Officers either enter the Military with a four-year college degree or greater or served previously as enlisted members, and are generally employed in management roles or highly specialized fields that require intensive training.
  • no Officer
  • yes Enlisted

Military Breakdown

The number of people who currently hold this career in the Military.

3,779 Human Resources Managers in the Military

Service Branches

Personnel Specialists work in the following services:

Army Marine Corps Navy Air Force Coast Guard

Data is supplied by a third-party vendor and updated periodically. Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

Type of Work

The level of day-to-day involvement with data, people or things.

Data: High
People: High
Things: Low

Skills at a Glance

The levels of different skills helpful in this career.

Verbal skills: High
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving: High
Equipment Operation & Maintenance: Low
Math & Science Skills: Medium
Technology Design & Control: Medium
Leadership: High

Workplace at a Glance

The level of different environmental factors you would experience on the job.

Responsibility: Medium
Exposure to Job Hazards: Low
Physical Activity: Low
Decision Making: Medium
Repetitiveness: Low
Level of Competition: Medium
Time Pressure: Low

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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