Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They also handle employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.Work Environment
Human resources specialists generally work in offices. Some, particularly recruitment specialists, travel extensively to attend job fairs, visit college campuses, and meet with applicants. Most human resources specialists work full time during regular business hours.How to Become a Human Resources Specialist
Applicants must usually have a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or a related field. However, the level of education and experience required varies by position and employer.Pay
The median annual wage for human resources specialists was $63,490 in May 2020.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.State & Area Data
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