Human Resources

What is the Human Resources Career Cluster?

The Human Resources Career Learning Area includes a wide range of career clusters that weave together work in the areas that focus on people: their needs, their growth and development, and their safety and well being. Those who work in the fields representing human resources need a common foundation of knowledge and skills that enable them to assess the complex dilemmas facing individuals and groups in unique situations, identify and weigh options and possibilities, and 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, and from child development to national security. Learn how to pursue education and training in industrial and engineering systems on the Oregon Department of Education's Human Resources page.

The Oregon Department of Education's Career Learning Areas are six broad groupings of instructional areas, comprised of related careers, which provide context for academic, technical, and career learning. Learn more at

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