This program prepares students for careers in human resources with an emphasis on training and development of staff. Students already employed are encouraged to take this program to update their skills and open up promotion opportunities at their present place of employment.
This certificate program is intended to lead to employment. Students considering transfer to a four-year college or university to obtain a bachelor's degree using the courses from this program should make an appointment with an academic advisor to review options.
Nature of Work—Graduates of this program are prepared to research and develop training programs for an organization's staff or contract outside the organization for training resources.
Related Job Titles—Employment interviewer, human resources assistant, personnel clerk, personnel officer
of human resources assistants is expected to grow about as fast as average for
all occupations through 2018, as assistants assume more responsibilities. For
example, workers conduct Internet research to locate resumes, and must be able
to scan job candidates’ resumes quickly and efficiently. They must be sensitive
to confidential information such as salaries and Social Security numbers. In a
favorable job market, more emphasis is placed on human resources departments.
Median annual earnings of human resources assistants in May 2010 were $33,710.
The middle 50 percent earned between $30,120 and $44,550. The lowest 10 percent
earned less than $22,920 and the highest 10 percent earned more than $49,500.
Some employers offer educational assistance to human resources assistants.
The median salary in Chicago for human resource
assistants is $37,314. Salaries range between $28,872 to $46,984.
For job and internship listings and job search assistance, contact the Job Resource Center in the Student Services Center, S202, (708) 974-5737, morainevalley.edu/jrc.
Gainful Employment Information—The college provides information about the number of semesters and expected costs to complete this program, as well as the current job outlook. Visit www.morainevalley.edu/programs/employment.htm.