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Careers in Human Resources

Do you aspire to advance your career and become a leader in the human resources industry? Human Resource leaders have rewarding careers with the common goal of connecting management with its employees, coordinating an organization’s workforce, and mediating disputes to engage in conflict resolution. Those working in human resources may also administer compensation and benefits, advise managers on policies, handle staffing issues, and oversee recruitment and retention.

Someone working in a human resources leadership job may hold a position as a labor relations manager, employee relations manager, recruiting manager, compensation and benefits manager, or training and development manager. A career in human resources is very versatile – you may find yourself working in a wide range of industries including government, manufacturing, health care and social services, or even enterprise management.

Strong organizational and communication skills are very important to advance and grow your career in this rewarding line of work. The advanced curriculum at The University of Scranton will further prepare you for success in a leadership role within the human resources industry.

The HR Industry Will Grow Approximately 9% by 20241

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment in human resources will grow by approximately 9% between 2014 and 2024, about as fast as other occupations. Human resources, training, and labor relations managers and specialists are employed in virtually every industry, with the private sector accounting for roughly 88% of salaried jobs.1

HR Manager Projected Average Salary Is $106,9101

College graduates and those who have earned certification should have the best job opportunities. An advanced degree, such as the Masters in Human Resources Management offered by The University of Scranton, is becoming increasingly important for human resource positions. In fact, the Bureau highly recommends advanced degrees for those seeking general and top management positions.

In order to prepare you for success, we also offer a wide variety of supplements exclusively to our students including:

  • The Vault: an online resource library for industry research, rankings, internships, and job postings. Most popular - their guide books! Students (and faculty) can download the books for free!
  • Big Interview: an online mock interview tool. We are seeing a trend of online/virtual interviews and this can help students practice questions (of varying level and topic) and feel more comfortable in the virtual interview environment.
  • Resume and cover lettering writing
  • Job search assistance
  • Job postings from employers that want Scranton Alumni


Bureau of Labor Statistics. Human Resource Managers. Accessed July 10, 2017 from

The name change to Master of Science in Human Resources Management will take effect in Fall Semester of 2018 and apply to students beginning their program on or after the Fall 2018 term. Students who are admitted prior to that term will graduate with the original program name, Master of Science in Human Resources.

Discover how The University of Scranton online Master of Science in Human Resources Management can make a difference in your life. Request more information or speak with one of our Program Managers at 866-373-9547.