About Human Resources

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The Human Resources career learning area includes a wide range of career clusters that weave together work in the areas that focus on people and their needs, growth development, safety and well-being. Those who work in the Human Resources field need a common foundation of knowledge and skills, including the ability to:

  • assess the complex dilemmas facing individuals and groups in unique situations
  • identify and weigh options and possibilities
  • act in ways that are effective and socially-responsible.

Careers in this area are very diverse and range, for example, from education to corrections, from law and government to fire and safety professions, and from child development to national security.

--Oregon Department of Education