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 10 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 73,400 openings for human resources specialists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$63,490

Military salary*

$71,444

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State-by-state Salary

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$101,400
$47,010
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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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