Career Paths in HR Management

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 13% growth in the field of HRM through 2020 (Occupational Outlook Handbook 2012-13). This is on par with anticipated growth in other employment sectors.

Studying HR management can open doors to new jobs and career options in HR, but it can also prepare students for increased managerial responsibility or midcareer professional development.

HRM majors develop the skills and knowledge to pursue managerial careers in for-profit, nonprofit and governmental organizations with an emphasis on planning, innovation and problem solving.

Human Resources Careers

Prepare for a career as a human resource manager, benefits specialist, corporate recruiter, labor relations manager or mediator. Work in employee relations, employee development, training or labor negotiations.

Managerial Careers

Pursue a career in management, including consulting, procurement, marketing, customer service, finance, health care administration and strategic planning.

Pursue a career in a wide range of management specializations, such as advertising, marketing, communications, transportation, manufacturing, sales, health care services, financial services, security, technology, criminal justice, public service and many more.

Career Advancement and Leadership Roles

Advance your career to a managerial or other leadership role in a corporation, government agency or nonprofit organization.

Become an executive, specialist, officer, director, board member, manager, labor relations manager, HR director, recruitment manager or administrator of almost any type of public or private business or industry, government agency or nonprofit organization.