In this career, your responsibilities may include:
- Hiring workers for an employer by requesting and reviewing job applications and interviewing candidates.
- Managing employee salary, benefits, and training.
- Helping employees resolve any conflicts that arise in the workplace.
- Keeping employee records and processing employment-related paperwork.
In your job search, you may find listings for this career under different titles. You can find some examples of these, as well as more information about this career, at Career One Stop.
Typically requires a bachelor’s degree. Obtaining a master’s degree can make you eligible for careers with greater responsibility and higher salaries in this career pathway, if you do not already have the U.S. equivalent of a master’s degree.
Certification is not required, but could make employers more likely to hire you or offer you a higher salary.
You may be eligible for any of the eight certifications offered by the HR Certification Institute.
Licensure is not required to work as a Human Resources Specialist.