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Find Human Resources Programs

Find schools that want you for Human Resources programs and other Liberal Arts & Humanities degrees and certifications.

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.

Admission Requirements

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.

References

  1. 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).
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