Human Resource Degrees
What Types of Human Resources Degrees Are There?
When you're considering a career in human resources, deciding which degree to pursue is sometimes confusing. There are so many aspects of human resources that it can make it difficult to decide which level of education to complete. The degree that you decide to complete really depends on how far you want to take your career, and what your goals are.
Associate Degree – An associate degree in human resources takes two years of study to complete and prepares you for basic entry-level positions. After earning this degree you might qualify to work as a human resources assistant, human resources clerk, a recruiter, or in a payroll department.
Bachelor's Degree – A Bachelor's degree in human resources will take four years to complete. After earning this degree some of the positions you will qualify for include, but are not limited to human resources assistant, payroll administrator, human relations coordinator, recruitment specialist, or occupational specialist.
Master's Degree – A Master's degree in human resources usually takes an additional two years to complete and prepares you for a leadership role in human resources, such as a director or manager of human resources. A bachelor's degree in human resources or any other discipline is a prerequisite to working toward your master's degree.
Doctorate – Earning a Ph.D. in human resources is beneficial if you want to work as a professor at a university or at the very top level of a major corporation. Some universities allow you to complete your master's while you are working on your Ph.D. program, while others require you to get master's degree first.
What Will I Learn?
When you are working towards your human resources degree you will learn about employee recruitment and training, employee retention, labor relations, human resources principles, labor laws, human resources management, employee communications, compensation and benefits, and business law. Regardless of which degree you choose, you will learn to work closely with, and manage other people. Many of the courses might be similar from one degree to another, but the knowledge gained will be more advanced and in-depth to prepare you for career advancement and higher salaries.
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