Career Outlook

The U. S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the HR Manager position is “ranked 35th out of 800 occupations in the U.S.”

“Employment of human resources managers is projected to grow 7 percent by 2028, faster than the average for all occupations (5.2 percent)” (Maurer, p. 1, 2019).

“According to trends in base pay tracked by Glassdoor, wage growth for human resources managers is currently up 6.7 percent since 2015, while pay for recruiters has seen a steady rise of 12.6 percent during that time” (Maurer, p. 2, 2019).

“Candidates with certification or a master’s degree – particularly those with a concentration in human resources management – should have the best job prospects, according to the BLS” (Maurer, p. 2, 2019).