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Complete Guide to an Online Human Resources Degree

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Human resources degrees can prepare you for a career as an HR specialist or manager. People interested in these professions can pursue one of the 63 online human resources programs available through 23 schools. The average recommendation rate for these online human resources schools is 63 percent, with 57 percent of reviewers stating that their degree helped their career. Average tuition for these online HR programs is $16,570 a year.

Certificate Associate Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Annual Tuition Certificate $13,260 Associate $14,829 Bachelor's $14,835 Master's $15,020 Doctorate $11,768
Annual Earnings (mid-career) -- -- Bachelor's $59,933 Master's $81,192 Doctorate $91,178

The human resources associate degree is a two-year program that includes coursework in basic business principles as well as employee recruitment, training, compensation, and labor relations. Graduates can become human resources assistants. The bachelor's degree is usually required for staff-level HR specialist or management positions. These programs require a general business core, along with human resources specialization courses. An MBA or MS in human resources can be very helpful in learning strategic HR skills and for entering high-level management roles. The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) or PhD in human resources can be useful for individuals who need this terminal degree to qualify for the highest management positions in their organization, or for people who desire careers in academic research.

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