Career Options

Different areas of the HR field consistently rank high on lists of best careers. Human resources professionals who excel can become top executives.

Careers for Human Resources and Organizational Development Majors

  • Benefits manager
  • Compensation analyst
  • HR business partner
  • HR coordinator/assistant
  • HR manager
  • HR generalist
  • Labor relations manager
  • Payroll specialist
  • Recruiter/talent acquisition
  • Training and development coordinator

Starting Salary

A human resources and organizational development graduate’s typical base salary in California is $62,582.1 The average salary for a human resources director in California with more than 10 years of experience is $95,548.2

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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