Human Resources Specialists

General Information

Description

Recruit, screen, interview, or place individuals within an organization. May perform other activities in multiple human resources areas.

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Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of human resources specialists is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. Companies are likely to continue to outsource human resources functions to organizations that provide these services, rather than directly employing human resources specialists. In addition, the services of human resources generalists will likely be needed to handle increasingly complex employment laws and benefit options.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$61,920

Military salary*

$72,085

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State-by-state Salary

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$96,980
$33,730
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 46%
  • Master's degree 24%
  • High school 13%
  • Associate's degree 7%
  • Some college 4%
  • Post baccalaureate 1%
  • Post-secondary certificate 1%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Clerical
  • Education and Training
  • Administration and Management
  • Customer and Personal Service

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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