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Human Resources Management
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Curriculum code 1412
Course Requirements                    Business Web site

This program is designed to prepare students for the operations, control, training, and development of personnel in the workplace. It examines the process of employee recruitment, selection and placement of individuals for appropriate areas of employment, equal opportunity, staffing, training, evaluations, maintaining the organization, and rewards. This programming includes an internship/seminar component.

Employment Outlook—Overal employment is projected to grow by 22 percent between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Among industries, firms involved in management, consulting, and employment services should offer many job opportunities, as businesses increasingly contract out human resources functions or hire human resources specialists on a temporary basis to deal with increasing costs and complexity of training and development programs. Demand for specialists also should increase in outsourcing firms that develop and administer complex employee benefits and compensation packages for other organizations.

Legislation and court rulings setting standards in various areas' occupational safety and health, equal employment opportunity, wages, health care, pensions, and family leave, among others' will increase demand for human resources, training, and labor relations experts. Rising health care costs should continue to spur demand for specialists to develop creative compensation and benefits packages that firms can offer prospective employees.

Annual salary rates for human resources workers vary according to occupation, level of experience, training, location, and size of the firm, and whether they are union members. Median annual earnings of human resources assistants in May 2009 were $36,650. The middle 50 percent earned between $30,120 and $44,550. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $24,870 and the highest 10 percent earned more than $53,160. Some employers offer educational assistance to human resources assistants. Resource: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010-2011.

The median salary in Chicago for human resource managers is $92,619. Salaries range between $68,221 to $121,116.
Source: Salary.com

For job and internship listings and job search assistance, contact the Job Resource Center in the Student Services Center, S202, (708) 974-5737, www.morainevalley.edu/jrc.

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