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Jobs You Can Get with a Human Resources Degree

Receiving your human resources degree is the first step towards entering an exciting career field. There are multiple jobs you can get that fall under the Human Resources (HR) umbrella. In a small company, you may be the sole human resource specialist. In larger companies, you will join a dynamic HR team. Today, most companies require their HR employees to have a degree with an emphasis in human resources.

Here are some of the many jobs you can enjoy with a human resources degree from Bryant & Stratton.

Human Resources Assistant: An HR Assistant is the right hand to the head of HR. You can serve as a jack-of-all-trades, providing a variety of services for the HR department from administrative assistant responsibilities to maintaining accurate records of the company’s employees. You might also need to provide accurate employee reports for employee evaluations and promotions. It is the perfect training ground to put your human resources degree to work as you learn hands-on the various roles of the HR department.

Personnel Recruiters
. If you love to travel, are highly-organized, and enjoy motivating people, you will make an ideal Personnel Recruiter. In addition to managing in-house applications and keeping applicants informed of their hiring status, a personnel recruiter may also have the opportunity to travel locally, nationally, and even internationally in a headhunting capacity. Companies often send their personnel recruiters to community and university job fairs to seek qualified candidates. You will also need to keep up-to-date with Equal Opportunity Act and other affirmative action-based legislation to ensure your company complies with current employment legislation.

Payroll & Timekeepers
. Do you love the world of numbers, but also enjoy working with others? Payroll & Timekeepers get to enjoy the best of both worlds. As a Payroll & Timekeeper, you act as a liaison between employees and the payroll department. You are responsible for collecting and tracking employee time cards, as well as submitting the appropriate forms and/or electronic records to your payroll department. A Payroll & Timekeeper is also responsible for processing paperwork pertaining to social security, health insurance, and retirement benefits.

First-line Supervisor/Manager of Administrative Employees
. The First-line Supervisor or Manager of administrative support employees is a default human resources specialist. In this position, you will provide the same type of services for your department that an HR specialist provides for the entire company. Keeping track of employee records and work performance, mediating employee relations, and interviewing perspective employees will fall under your jurisdiction. A human resources degree can help to provide the knowledge and skills you need to excel in your managerial duties.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Human Resource Specialists over the next seven years, employment opportunities will continue to increase by 21%, which is faster than the national average.

Bryant & Stratton College’s AAS in Human Resources will provide the ideal foundation for your future in human resources. When you enroll in our human resources degree program, you will participate in a top-notch academic program designed to provide the academic knowledge and relevant skills you need to excel as an HR specialist. You will also learn the fundamentals of:

  • Accounting
  • Office and computer technology
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Local, state and national employment laws and ethics in the business environment
  • Employee Relations
  • And more.

Please contact Bryant & Stratton’s Admissions Office if you are ready to begin an exciting, successful career.

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