Human Resources Assistant (Except Payroll and Timekeeping) Careers

Nature of the Work

Human resources assistants maintain the human resource records of an organization's employees. These records include such information as name, address, job title, and earnings; benefits such as health and life insurance; and tax withholdings.

Education and Training

Employers prefer to hire people who have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Computer, communication, and interpersonal skills are also important.

Job Outlook

Employment change. Employment is expected to decline slowly. Productivity gains from office automation and increases in the use of electronic files will lead to declines in the demand for human resources assistants to do data entry and recordkeeping.

Job prospects. Applicants may face competition. Job opportunities should be best for those with excellent communication and computer skills and a broad based knowledge of general office functions.