The human resource management field is booming. Learn how a master’s in human resources can take your career to the next level.

Careers in Human Resource ManagementIf you’re contemplating a master’s in human resource management, you’re thinking strategically. A career in human resource management isn’t just interesting, it’s smart. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected a 7% growth in all areas of human resource management, except the employment services industry, by 2028.1 If you’re interested in joining the ranks of HR management, a master’s in human resources is the place to start.

What kind of jobs can I get with a master’s in human resource management?

A master’s in human resource management prepares you for a variety of well-paying positions that play an essential role in today’s businesses. Here’s just a sampling of some of the careers you can pursue with a master’s in human resources.

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Training and Development Manager

Salary: $111,3402

Description: Like the idea of boosting an organization’s productivity? A master’s in human resource management can help you land a job as a training and development manager. A key element of today’s businesses, training and development managers not only organize and lead programs to boost employees’ knowledge and skillsets, they typically oversee a staff of training and development specialists. From training initiatives to recognizing performance, those with a master’s in human resources are likely to find this position not only satisfying, but an opportunity to truly put their human resource management degree to work.

Compensation and Benefits Manager

Salary: $121,0102

Description: If you’ve pursued or are pursuing your master’s in human resource management, chances are you’re already well-versed in the world of salaries and benefits. If you’re particularly interested in this essential element of business, a career as a compensation and benefits manager may be for you. You’ll use your human resource management degree to assist organizations in establishing salaries and coordinating benefits, including retirement plans, health insurance, and more.  

Human Resources Manager

Salary: $113,3001

Description: Perhaps the dream job of all those working toward or already holding a master’s in human resources, a human resources manager oversees all administrative HR functions within an organization. From recruiting new staff to strategic planning with chief executives, HR managers work closely with training and development managers and compensation and benefits managers, as well as provide a vital link between an organization’s management and its employees. With professional duties too plentiful to list here, it’s fair to say that this position will help you put everything you’ve learned from a human resource management degree to good use.

Are you interested in advancing your human resource management career? Walden University’s MS in Human Resource Management and Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management can help you achieve your goals!

Walden University is an accredited institution offering an online MS in Human Resource Management degree program as well as a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management. With Walden University, you can earn your degree with minimal disruption to your everyday schedule.

1Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/human-resources-managers.htm#tab-1
2Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/human-resources-managers.htm#tab-8

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org.

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