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Human Resources Professional

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Become a Certified HR Professional

Human capital is the single most important asset in any business and human resources professionals are charged with protecting these assets. This 100% online training course will prepare you for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam offered by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). You will be fully equipped to advance your career as a certified PHR in only 6 months.

Job Outlook for Human Resources Professionals

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 5% job growth for human resources specialists and a slightly higher rate of growth for those in management roles. This will equal an additional 33,000 job openings over the next 8 years. The median salary for those in a human resources specialist position is nearly $62,000 with top earners making more than $105,000 annually. 

Human Resources Professional FAQs

DO YOU NEED A CERTIFICATION TO WORK AS A HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST?

While a certification is not required to work as a human resources specialist, the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification is one of the most widely known and most respected credentials in the field of human resources. It is also a requirement by most employers before you will be considered for higher-level human resources roles.

DOES THIS COURSE PREPARE ME FOR CERTIFICATION?

Yes. This Human Resources Professional training course will prepare you for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) exam offered by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). According to Payscale.com, those who have PHR certification get promoted faster and have a median salary that is $20,000 higher than those who do not.

IS HUMAN RESOURCES A GOOD CAREER?

Absolutely. Every organization, large or small, needs someone who can help them with employee relations. A career in Human Resources can be whatever you make it. There are dozens and dozens of specialties and career paths to fit almost anyone interested in helping others while improving relations between employers and employees.  

Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no specific prerequisites for taking this course. However, HRCI requires that you meet one of the following criteria in order to sit for PHR certification:

  • Master’s degree or higher = 1 year of work experience in a professional-level HR role
  • Bachelor’s degree = 2 years of work experience in a professional-level HR role
  • Anything less than a bachelor’s degree = 4 years of work experience in a professional-level HR role

Registration and Enrollment

This course is 100% online. Start anytime.

Instructor

Anna Smith

Anna Smith has worked in the field of human resources for 30 years and has taught at the university level for over 20 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Spalding University, a master’s degree in management from Webster University, and a Master Online Teaching certificate from the University of Illinois. She is also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional. Her experience spans many areas of human resources, including recruitment, labor relations, and affirmative action plans.