Welcome to the Management and Human Resources Career Pathway! Management and Human Resources cover a broad range of business operations, including Supply Chain Management, Talent Acquisition, Project Management, Leadership roles, and more.
While Management and Human Resources are distinct pathways in business with different job roles, if you are interested in strategic planning, working with people, leading teams, interpersonal relationship building, managing success indicators, and guiding others toward a shared vision, you may find yourself interested in either pathway.
The UCLA Career Center is committed to providing information and resources for you to make an informed decision about your career. Here is the information you will find about each of the industries in the list below:
- Details about career pathways
- Key transferable skills relevant to entry-level positions in each industry
- Average compensation
- Entry level job titles to begin your search
You will also see details about majors that are most directly related to the industry. However, contrary to the idea that your major defines your career, your major is only one of the many components that will contribute to your post graduate aspirations. Your UCLA degree is designed to train you with transferrable skills that will make you marketable in a wide variety of industries and careers.
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The modern day manager can hold a variety of different positions within any given organization. From a team leader in a small office, to one of many project managers among a large organization. No matter the context, there are consistent transferrable skills that make for a well prepared manager:
Valuable transferrable skills for Management professionals:
- Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
- Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
- Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
- Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
- Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
- Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Compensation averages (According to US Dept. of Labor, 2022)Because Managers cover such a broad range of industries, compensation varies widely among managers as well. Consider 3 examples: Operations Managers, Supply Chain Managers, and Tech-Related Project Managers.In the US, General Operations Managers earn $98,100 on average. 10% earn $43,470 or less or less. 10% earn $221,270 or more. or more.In California, General Operations Managers earn $116,480 on average. 10% earn $43,470 or less, 10% earn $221,270 or more.In the US, Supply Chain Managers earn $98,560 on average. 10% earn $57,780 or less. 10% earn $169,070 or more.In California, Supply Chain Managers earn $98,990 on average. 10% earn $57,780 or less, 10% earn $169,070 or more.In the US, Tech-Related Project Managers earn $98,740 on average. 10% earn $46,540 or less, 10% earn $166,780 or more.
In California, Tech-Related Project Managersearn $111,500 on average. 10% earn $51,430 or less, 10% earn $207,080 or more. or more.
Interested in learning more? See “General Operations Manager“, “Supply Chain Managers” and “Information Technology Project Managers” on the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Network (O*NET)
Human capital is often the most valuable resource in an organization. Human Resources professionals act as the link between the organization and its people. HR professionals hold a variety of integral roles in any organization. From recruiting new talent for the organization, screening, interviewing, and hiring, to working with employees in the organization to mediate issues, train employees old and new, and create opportunities for employees to connect as humans.
Valuable transferable skills for Human Resources Professionals
- Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
- Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
- Providing Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
- Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members
Compensation averages (According to US Dept. of Labor, 2022)
In California, Human Resources professionals earn $77,470 on average. 10% earn $46,620 or less 10% earn $134,890 or more.
In the US, entry-level Human Resources professionals earn $64,240 on average. 10% earn $39,340 or less, 10% earn $116,060 or more.
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