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Human Resources Schools

As a professor or instructor of human resources classes at one of the 787 accredited human resources schools in the country, you play a significant role in shaping the education, and, in effect, the future of this growing field. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the human resources academic community and the future trends. Academia in human resources includes human resources training at the following levels:

  • Human Resources Certificate
  • Associates degree in Human Resources
  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources
  • Masters degree in Human Resources
  • PhD degree in Human Resources


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Human resources professionals

605,940 625,460 648,560 642,340 635,670
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

There were 635,670 human resources professionals working in the US in 2010. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of human resources professionals has grown by 5%.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers during the same time period. There was a 1% decline for all careers. Over the next 7 years, this trend is expected to contine.

National Salary percentiles for Human resources professionals

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In 2010, the median salary earned by human resources professionals around the nation, was $62,890 per year. The median yearly salary for human resources professionals in the US was 7% more than that for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Human Resources

$54,238 $56,585 $58,265 $58,960 $62,890
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

There has been a 16% growth in human resources professionals' salaries from 2006 to 2010.

Educational Trends

National Human Resources Student enrollment growth by degree

2,136 2,386 2,349 2,102 1,138
9,964 10,684 10,406 10,470 10,405
265 333 373 251 230
8,912 8,695 8,240 8,458 8,605
1,615 1,339 1,756 1,840 1,526
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Human Resources
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Human Resources
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Human Resources
  • Grey: Certificate in Human Resources

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for human resources professionals. However, the story on the educational front is quite different. In the US, 22,892 students graduated from human resources degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 21,904 students graduated from human resources schools.

This represents a 4% change in the number of graduates. This decline in the number of students graduating from human resources courses is less than the change nationally for students graduating from institutions for higher education in general, which has been a 12% growth from 2006 to 2010.

Human Resources Programs offered Nationwide


The number of schools offering human resources programs has decreased. In 2006 there were 241 human resources schools across the nation, and in 2010, there were 787 schools.

Human Resources Faculty Salaries

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