What Can I Do With A Degree In Human Resources?

Human Resource is defined as the hiring, training, compensating, career development, and retaining of employees. It is the goal of the human resource manager to meet company expectations by hiring and retaining qualified employees while making sure the company complies with the appropriate labor laws.

The University of Akron offers both a Bachelor’s of Science in Management degree with a major in the area of Human Resources Management. You can visit The University of Akron Department of Management.

Areas of Specialization

  • Human Resources Consultant
  • Compensation Analyst
  • EEO/Affirmative Action Planner
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Career Planning Specialist
  • Recruiter
  • Training Specialist Program Developer
  • Labor Relations Advisor
  • Public Relations
  • Labor Relations Analyst

Required Skills

  • Clear communication
  • Problem solving
  • Coordinating
  • Interpretation
  • Writing
  • Analyze data
  • Speaking
  • Planning

Companies that Hire

  • Businesses-Small and Large
  • Consulting Firms
  • Schools, Colleges, and Universities
  • Employment Agencies/Search Firms
  • Government Agencies
  • Not-For-Profit Agencies

Professional Organizations

  • Sigma Iota Epsilon, University of Akron honorary and professional management fraternity
  • Society for Human Resources Management Professional and Student Chapters; SHRM - www.amanet.org
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society - www.shrm.org
  • International Association for Human Resource Information Management - www.ihrim.org
  • The Human Resource Planning Society - http://conference.hrps.org
  • American Society for Training and Development - www.astd.org

Job and Earning Outlook

According to The Occupational Outlook Handbook, Human Resource positions are accepted to grow faster than average due to increased demand in the field. Also, as new laws and court cases dealing with safety, health, equal employment opportunity, health care, and pensions are established, more HR positions will be created to interrupt and apply the rulings. HR specialization also improves demand for individuals.

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, beginning salary offers in Spring 2007 averaged $42,192 annually for bachelor’s degree recipients human resource management.

Sample Resume

Download a sample resume for a Human Resources Student