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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People likely to be interested in an online human resource management degree include mid-level HR professionals and managers who wish to advance in their professions and become strategic leaders in their organizations.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Community college
  • Consulting firm
  • Corporation
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Health care
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Public and private education

Common Job Titles/Positions

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Compensation and benefits specialist/manager
  • Director, human resources
  • Human resource business analyst
  • Human resource business partner
  • Human resource consultant
  • Human resource generalist
  • Human resource information systems specialist/manager
  • Human resource manager
  • Human capital specialist/manager
  • Labor relations specialist/manager
  • Learning and development specialist/manager
  • Performance management specialist/manager
  • Staffing specialist/manager
  • Talent acquisition specialist/manager
  • Talent development specialist/manager
  • Vice president, human resources

*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.

School of Business and Technology Master's Degree Graduates

Data from graduates across all Business and Technology masters programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

Our School of Business and Technology master's graduates report satisfaction with tasks and responsibilities and salary and benefits. The majority of graduates work in higher education, government/public sector, healthcare, information technology, aerospace, or consulting.

Career growth potential 49% Promotional opportunities 41% Salary and benefits 57% Tasks and responsibilites 71%

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 Q4 2009 - Q3 2010.

Many master's degree graduates from the School of Business and Technology report advancing in their careers and receiving a salary increase, leadership role or promotion. They also say their Capella degrees garner recognition from employers.

Advanced in career or profession 28% Successfully changed careers 14% Obtained a teaching position in higher education 6% Assumed a leadership role 23% Received a promotion 21% Received a salary increase 33% Received favorable employer recognition of my degree 36% Received award 4% Presented at a conference, published article, book, manuscript 10% Conducted a research project 9% Served as a professional consultant 17%

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 Q4 2009 - Q3 2010