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Conflict Management Careers

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Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) skills form a relatively new career field with such diverse applications that they are generally incorporated into various job descriptions. Salaries vary widely according to education level and experience.

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There is a huge and growing need for conflict management specialists to work in widely diverse businesses and career fields, including:

  • Consulting with businesses and corporations in managing conflict
  • Helping troubled youth in juvenile justice programs
  • Mediating family, marriage and community issues
  • Resolving personnel issues in schools, hospitals and private and nonprofit organizations
  • Serving as a court-ordered or appointed mediator or arbitrator
  • Serving as a human resources or personnel coordinator
  • Training business people and educators in effective conflict management techniques
  • Working in customer service in almost any business
  • Working as a governmental ombudsman