Human Resources: Are You a People Person?
In order to begin a career in human resources, you are going to need a bachelor's degree. Candidates for any position that are well-educated have a leg up on the competition. Many campus and online master degree programs offer human resources as a specialty. You can begin taking classes now, using your tuition benefits, from anywhere in the world. There are many online degree options available to you. If you want to be competitive, a degree is an essential first step. You can transfer the skills you learned in the Army--teamwork and respect, for example--to a career helping people understand their rights and benefits.
Human Resources Career Outlook
There are many specialties in this field, and the salaries vary considerably. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2004, the median yearly earnings for employment, recruitment and placement specialists was $41,190. This field is expected to grow faster than average through 2014.
So, if you are good with people and want to help them make the most out of their benefits, invest your time in a degree now so that you can begin this important work as soon as you leave the service.