In the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, organizations require human resources management professionals.


Many professionals start their careers as generalists, dealing with a broad range of employment issues concerning pay, benefits, recruiting, hiring, performance management and career development.

Later on, practitioners often choose to specialize in one or more areas. Possible job titles for more specialized roles include:

  • Manager, Talent Acquisition
  • Director, Compensation and Benefits
  • Human Resources Planning Specialist
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Employee Relations Advisor
  • Organizational Development Consultant

The Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) hosts detailed occupational profiles, salary survey data, trend reports and assessment tools to help you choose and plan a life-long career that matches your skills and interests.

To learn more about Human Resources as a career, and about trends in the profession, visit these professional organizations' websites:

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