Is Human Resource Management a Good Career Option?

March 25, 2022

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management (HMR), your career options will be broad and rewarding and William Peace University is the perfect place to gain the skills needed to enter the profession of human resources. While studying HMR at WPU, you will build the skills necessary to select talent, develop and reward employees, and address employee conflicts with the end goal of unlocking the collective human potential in the organizations where you work.

The WPU HMR major was designed to address the human resources competencies laid out by both the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), the two major accrediting bodies in human resources, so students are gaining the requisite knowledge in the HR field. 

You may be surprised to learn there is a vast array of careers in human resources aside from a human resources manager. Some of the top careers you can attain with this bachelor of science degree include: 

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist –  Working in DEI has become exceedingly more important as companies and organizations see the importance of diversity and the need to ensure all employees are valued and respected regardless of their background. These specialists play a large role in contributing and overseeing the diversity in the environment within their organization.
  • Talent Acquisition Specialist – Talent Acquisition Specialists play a vital role in sourcing, attracting, and recruiting new talent to their HR managers.  
  • Benefits Administrator – Benefits Administrators are typically responsible for handling everything that goes along with what all an employee earns as a benefit of their service to a company or organization. This role helps current employees oversee any changes that may come about to their benefits from life changes.
  • Training and Development Manager – Duties in this role may vary but can include developing training materials for new and existing employees, creating course content to support employees learning and skills, watching employee performance, ensuring a productive work environment, and assessing training needs.

Early careers in human resources can earn an average salary of $67,760 and the national average for a human resources manager is $109,742. These salary ranges can vary on a variety of factors, including education and number of years experience. 

WPU is dedicated to preparing students to excel in a number of HR careers. To learn more about what is possible in an HR field, contact the WPU Admissions team.