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Human resources employees are integral to the smooth operation of most private businesses and public institutions. They interview job candidates, define and explain employee benefit packages, help recruit employees, and design job training programs, among other duties. They need strong interpersonal skills and are increasingly being asked to deal with employees who come from varied cultural and education backgrounds. They also play large roles in maintaining high productivity and morale among rank-and-file employees.

Education and Career Opportunities in Human Resources

Most colleges offer bachelor's degree programs in human resources or related fields such as labor relations but few offer accredited master's programs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Most employers require a bachelor's degree for human resources jobs, and professional organizations offer continuing education and training programs specific to particular job descriptions. Other degrees in human resources may be a master's of business administration with a specialization in human resource management.

The field is diverse and payment varies according to your position and size of the company or organization. The median annual income for compensation and benefits managers was $88,050 in 2009, while training and development managers earned a median wage of $88,090. Employment is expected to grow by 22 percent between 2008 and 2018.



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