Do You mean a Human Resources Specialist?
Work Environment for a HRS: Human resources specialists and generalists work for all kinds of businesses and organizations including accounting firms, hospitals, zoos, banks, department stores, and governments. They have a lot of contact with others both inside and outside of the organization. In a large organization that employs specialists in different areas, they work as part of a team with other human resources staff. Whether they work for a large or small organization, they must interact with all levels of staff and management. As well, they frequently have contact with people outside their companies, such as lawyers, government employees, and employment agency representatives.
Both human resources specialists and generalists spend most of their time in offices. They may have to travel to attend conferences and training courses. They may also travel to other branches and offices of their organization.
Human resources professionals tend to work 8 to 10-hour days, 40 to 50 hours a week. However, some practitioners, including those who hold supervisory positions in management, work longer hours during the week and occasionally on weekends.
Education & Training: If you want to work as a human resources professional, you will need to first complete a high school diploma, and then obtain post-secondary education in the field. Colleges across the country offer associate and bachelor’s degree programs in human resources and related areas. It usually takes 2 years to complete an associate degree, and 4 years for a bachelor’s degree.
The type of degree needed depends on the position and employer. Some employers will consider applicants with either an associate or a bachelor’s degree. However, a bachelor’s degree is generally preferred and larger companies may require it. Relevant degree programs include human resources administration or management, personnel, industrial, and labor relations, training and development, and compensation and benefits. Some employers look for college graduates with a technical or business background. A master's degree in human resources, labor relations, or in business administration with a concentration in human resources management is highly recommended for those seeking management positions. A master’s degree usually takes 2 years to complete.
Suggested Qualifications: Some organizations offer certification programs, which are signs of competence and can help you to advance in the field. Human resources specialists and generalists must be excellent communicators, as they communicate with all levels of staff and management. They should be hard-working, well-organized, and able to work well under pressure. Networking is often the key to finding a job in human resources. If you know a human resources practitioner, ask him or her if there are any opportunities for you.
Income: Annual salary rates for human resources workers vary according to their education, level of experience, and the type of work they perform. The location and size of the firm are also factors. Entry-level salaries for human resources practitioners range from about $27,000 to $41,000 a year. The national median income for people in this field is somewhere between $44,000 and $54,000 a year, depending on the area of specialization. However, senior specialists can earn $90,000 a year or more.
Human resources managers usually make somewhere between $46,000 and $120,000 a year, although senior managers may earn more. Human resources vice-presidents who work with top management earn the highest salaries, ranging over $150,000 a year. People in this profession typically receive benefits, such as health coverage, paid vacation and sick days, and contributions to retirement plans.
Answered By: нεαvεn ѕεnт❤ - 5/26/2010