If you're searching for a stable, lucrative career, enjoy working with people, remediating problems, building relationships in the workplace,
and don't mind spending your days in the office, a degree in Human Resources could be a great fit for you.
Types of Degrees
Human Resources students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), or master's degree (6-7
years). Voluntary certification programs are also an option. To land a management position in this field, a bachelor's degree
and work experience is typically required, with a master's degree helping you stand out from the crowd.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background
helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements,
making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A Human Resources Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Human Resources include:
- Human Resources Specialist
- Human Resources Manager
- Human Resources Assistant
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Human Resources Specialist was $61,920 in 2019 while
Human Resources Manager earned a median salary of $116,720 in 2019.1
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical
location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Human Resources Specialists,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/human-resources-specialists.htm (visited June 19, 2020).