Human Resources Job Titles

What Type of Jobs Are Open to an Employee Who Wants to Work in HR?

A staff meeting of the Human Resources department.
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Are you interested in a job or career in Human Resources? Jobs in HR are either easy or difficult to come by depending on your background, life experience, education, and prior work experience. Your employability is also determined by your location and the local economy. 

Human resources departments can have a broad range of responsibilities. Large companies with many employees that number from dozens to well into the thousands need a human resources department to manage the relationships that employees have with the company. Smaller companies may have only one or two human resources professionals on staff, but the responsibilities remain the same.

Someone needs to oversee the day-to-day details of recruiting and hiring employees, training and developing employees, and making sure the company stays in compliance with employment laws, in addition to other responsibilities. With these different responsibilities come many different job titles.

So, as you keep your eyes open for jobs in HR, you must sort through many job titles. You may qualify for many HR jobs aside from HR director, generalist, assistant, manager, and VP.

These are the typical titles used by employees who work in HR jobs. Feel free to use them in your organization. If you're an HR job searcher, note the vast number of titles that an HR job may be called.

HR Job Titles

  • 1st Shift HR Representative
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Manager
  • Applications Specialist​
  • Assistant Director, Employment
  • Assistant Director - Benefits
  • Assistant Director of Human Resources
  • Assistant HR Manager
  • Assistant VP of Human Resources
  • Associate Director of Human Resources
  • Attorney
  • Benefits Administrator
  • Benefits and Work Comp Manager
  • Benefits Coordinator
  • Benefits Counselor
  • Benefits Specialist
  • Benefits Officer
  • Category Manager, HR
  • Chief Happiness Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief People Officer
  • Client Facing Human Resources Specialist
  • Compensation Analyst
  • Contract Recruiter
  • Coordinator, Administrative Services
  • Coordinator, Talent Acquisition
  • Director of Employment
  • Director of Employment and Recruiting
  • Director of Employment Services
  • Director of Talent
  • Director of Talent Management
  • District Human Resources Manager
  • eCommerce Recruiter - HR Coordinator
  • E-Learning Analyst
  • E-Learning Coordinator
  • E-Learning Director
  • E-Learning Executive Director
  • E-Learning Manager
  • E-Learning Specialist
  • Employee Relations Leader
  • Employment Supervisor
  • Employee and Labor Relations Consultant
  • Employee Benefits Account Manager
  • Employee Benefits Law Specialist
  • Employee Relations Associate Counsel
  • Employee Relations Consultant
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Employee Relations Specialist
  • Employee Retention Manager
  • Employee Satisfaction Manager
  • Employment Law Specialist
  • Executive Recruiter
  • Functional Leader
  • HR Administrative Assistant
  • HR Generalist - Specializing in HRIS, Reporting and, Compliance
  • HRIS Analyst
  • HRIS Manager
  • HR Manager Multi-site
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Human Resources Advocate
  • Human Resources Adviser
  • Human Resources Analyst
  • Human Resources and Safety Coordinator
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Human Resources Associate
  • Human Resources Business Partner
  • Human Resources Champion
  • Human Resources Clerk
  • Human Resources Coach
  • Human Resources Consultant
  • Human Resources Compensation Coordinator
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • HRD/Training and Development Administrator
  • HRD/Training and Development Analyst
  • HRD/Training and Development Manager
  • HRD/Training and Development Director
  • HRD/Training and Development Specialist
  • HRD/Training and Development Supervisor
  • HRD/Training and Development Vice President
  • Human Resources Director
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Human Resource Information Systems Coordinator
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Human Resources Manager/Architect Employee Relations
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Human Resources Payroll and Benefits Specialist
  • Human Resources Representative
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Human Resources Team Leader
  • Human Resources Technician
  • Job Posting Specialist
  • Manager, Programs and Processes
  • Manager IS Risk and Compliance
  • Manager of Career and Employee Relations
  • Ministers of Culture
  • Organizational Development Specialist
  • Organizational Development Administrator
  • Organizational Development Analyst
  • Organizational Development Manager
  • Organizational Development Director
  • Organizational Development VP
  • Payroll Processing Specialist
  • Plant Human Resources Manager
  • Recruiter
  • Recruiting and Sourcing Coordinator
  • Recruiting Interviewer
  • Recruiting Manager
  • Recruitment and Assessment Specialist
  • Recruitment and Social Media Coordinator
  • Retirement Plan Counselor
  • Safety Compliance and Recruitment Specialist
  • Safety Coordinator
  • Senior Benefits Manager
  • Senior Employee Benefits Consultant
  • Senior Employee Benefits Manager
  • Senior HR Specialist
  • Social Media Recruiter
  • Staffing Consultant
  • Staffing Coordinator
  • Talent Acquisition Consultant
  • Talent Acquisition Manager
  • Technical Recruiter
  • Trainer
  • Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator
  • Training Coordinator
  • Training Coordinator - Multi-Unit
  • Union Organizer
  • Union Relations
  • Vice President of Diversity
  • Vice President of Human Resources
  • Vice President of People
  • Vice President of Talent Management
  • Website Content Administrator

The Bottom Line

HR job titles are limited only by the imagination of the employees naming the job. You can create hundreds of variations of these job titles based on the needs and requirements of the job.