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Question by A E: What kinds of jobs are available in Human Resources?
What kinds of jobs are available for those with a Masters in Human Resources? Also what kind of wage can be associated with the positions? Is there a better region of the country to look in for a well paying Human Resources position?
Answer by Mandy11
Depends on how much HR experience you have? If you’ve been working in HR as a coordinator or assistant and now have your Masters, then you can try to find a job as a junior generalist or recruiter, or something along those lines.
Large companies typically always have a HR department in their corporate offices, so I’ve found the higher-paying HR salaries are typically in large cities. And the actual pay really varies, depending on the title. A good website to check out is the Occupational Outlook. They have median salary ranges for all levels of HR.
Another factor is what your HR degree focused on – was it benefits administration, recruiting, or something else? If you took accounting classes as well, you are pretty set for a benefits/payroll administrator position.
I would say it depends more on just your degree – a lot of companies want to see your work experience too (which I’m sure you’ve noticed). The combination of good HR work experience + degree in HR is what will equal a good, high salaried job.
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