No matter where you may decide to live and work in the future, human resources jobs are available. The education and experience requirements may vary, but companies large and small hire managers in their human resources department, benefits managers, and specialists of all types. If you enjoy working with people in an office environment, human resources may be ideal for you.
Human resources staff are hired by a broad range of businesses. The highest percentage of jobs in this field can be found at for-profit businesses, but 24 percent of those surveyed work for nonprofit or government organizations. Most companies who hire human resources staff have between 100 and 499 employees, but 31 percent work in companies with less than 100 employees, and 30 percent work for companies with more than 500 employees.
Far from the traditional responsibilities of human resources staff in the past, employees in these positions now help to develop strategy, track business trends, and work with upper-level management to develop and implement business strategies. These expanded duties have led to an expanded job market.
Human resources management jobs are likely to grow 9 percent over the 10 years between 2016 and 2026. Entry-level human resourcesare expected to grow by approximately 7 percent. Currently, more than 130,000 people work in management at a department of human resources, and another 12,300 jobs at this level are projected to be added by 2026.
The median level of an entry level human resources salary is $60,350 per year. Most jobs in these positions require a bachelors degree and requirements for experience vary but are often open to job seekers new to the field. The highest number of entry-level positions can be found on the east coast as well as in Texas, California and Washington. Some of the duties that entry-level human resources jobs may require include recruiting and training new employees, managing benefits, and developing strategies to best improve and streamline a human resources department.
For business-minded job seekers interested in the opportunities offered by human resources jobs, the possibilities are endless.