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If you’re considering majoring in human resources, you’ll need to know there's more to landing that all-important first job in human resources than just the degree.
Most HR professionals have at least a bachelor’s degree. While some make their way into HR via other fields, many of them majored or minored in human resources, labor relations or personnel administration. Those interested in senior management or executive-level roles often elect to pursue graduate education, such as a master’s degree in human resource development. In either case, HR professionals at every level can gain advanced skills and a competitive edge through continuing professional education and specialized human resources training, such as an online HR certificate program.
There are a variety of career specialties that fall under the HR umbrella. Examples of job titles and salary ranges* include:
Once you’ve completed your bachelor’s degree, here are 5 ways you can break into the business and land your first job:
Through work experience, human resources training and networking, you can increase your odds of landing a sought-after HR job after graduation.
Claudia Vandermilt is from Villanova University Online.
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