Below-average occupational growth is expected in Alberta for 2016 to 2020. Job openings are a result of employment turnover and newly created positions.
Human resources professionals are employed in:
- educational institutions
- federal, provincial and municipal governments
- large and medium sized businesses
- manufacturing firms
- health care institutions
- financial institutions.
Some human resources professionals are self-employed consultants.
Experienced human resources professionals may move into supervisory and management positions.
Human resources professionals are part of the larger 2011 National Occupational Classification 1223: Personnel and recruitment officers. In Alberta, 78% of people employed in this classification work in the following industries:
The employment outlook in this occupation will be influenced by a wide variety of factors including:
- trends and events affecting overall employment (especially in the industries listed above)
- location in Alberta
- employment turnover (work opportunities generated by people leaving existing positions)
- occupational growth (work opportunities resulting from the creation of new positions that never existed before)
- size of the occupation.
Over 3,400 Albertans are employed in the Personnel and recruitment officers occupational group. This group is expected to have a below-average annual growth of 1.2% from 2016 to 2020. As a result, 41 new positions are forecast to be created each year, in addition to job openings created by employment turnover. Note: As human resources professionals form only a part of this larger occupational group, only some of these newly created positions will be for human resources professionals.
Employment turnover is expected to increase as members of the baby boom generation retire over the next few years.