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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online human resource management degree often pursue entry-level or senior specialist positions in recruitment, compensation, benefits, labor relations, and other human resources fields.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Consulting firm
  • Corporation
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Health care organization
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Manufacturing firm
  • Nonprofit organization
  • P–12 school
  • Retail organization
  • Small business
 

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Campus recruitment manager
  • Compensation and benefits specialist
  • Employee relations specialist
  • Employment interviewer
  • Family/medical leave of absence (FMLA) coordinator
  • Human resource assistant
  • Human resource business analyst
  • Human resource coordinator
  • Human resource generalist
  • Human resource manager
  • Internal communications specialist
  • Job analysis specialist
  • Labor relations specialist
  • Payroll specialist
  • Recruiter
  • Safety manager
  • Trainer
  • Training and development specialist
 

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

BS in Business Degree Graduates

Data from graduates across all BS in Business programs have been combined for these career outcomes results.

Capella University BS in Business degree alumni report high satisfaction with the salary, benefits and responsibilities of their jobs. The most common industries in which bachelor's alumni are employed are IT, education, government, healthcare, and manufacturing.

Career growth potential 46% Promotional opportunities 44% Salary and benefits 57% Tasks and responsibilities 69%

Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.


Many of our BS in Business degree graduates report receiving a salary increase and gaining recognition from employers for their Capella degrees. Many also said they advanced in their careers or received a promotion.

Advanced in career or profession 28% Successfully changed careers 6% Obtained a teaching position in higher education 1% Assumed a leadership role 19% Received a promotion 24% Received a salary increase 35% Received favorable employer recognition of my degree 30% Received award 4% Presented at a conference, published article, book, manuscript 9% Conducted a research project 8% Served as a professional consultant 8%

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.