Cool Career: Human Resources Specialist

Posted by Sara Reiner on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 2:07 PM PST

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A Human Resources Specialist interprets and explains human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations. They can also inform job applicants of details such as duties and responsibilities, compensation, benefits, schedules, working conditions, or promotion opportunities.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, predicts employment growth for Human Resource Specialists to be 7 percent nationally between 2016 and 2026, which is almost twice the rate of average job growth. This role has a median salary of $56,000 per year, depending on experience, education, and industry according to PayScale.

Become a Human Resources Specialist

The skills for successful Human Resources Specialists may include:

Interpersonal communication skills

Decision-making skills

Critical thinking skills

Attention to detail

Problem-solving ability

If you’re ready to start or advance your education to work as a Human Resources Specialist, the Organizational Leadership B.A. Degree Completion program at the School of New and Continuing Studies (NCS) can help. Contact us to learn more.