|Quick Facts: Human Resources Specialists|
$62,290 per year
$29.95 per hour
|8% (Faster than average)|
What Human Resources Specialists Do
Human resources specialists recruit, screen, and interview job applicants and place newly hired workers in jobs. They also may handle compensation and benefits, training, and employee relations.
Human resources specialists generally work in office settings. Some, particularly recruitment specialists, travel to attend job fairs, visit college campuses, and meet with applicants. Most human resources specialists work full time during regular business hours. Some work more than 40 hours per week.
How to Become a Human Resources Specialist
To enter the occupation, human resources specialists typically need a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or a related field.
The median annual wage for human resources specialists was $62,290 in May 2021.
Employment of human resources specialists is projected to grow 8 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations.
About 81,900 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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