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Why You Should Work in HR

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Kate Stephens
March 3, 2017

There’s a reason HR is in our name. It’s what we do and it’s where we come to life. And it might just be a great employment fit for you, too. Are you good with people? Do you enjoy helping others succeed? Do you communicate well? If so, a career in Human Resources may be the perfect fit for you. Let’s talk about why you should consider HR as your next career path.


Money isn’t everything, but earning a good wage is definitely important. According to the 2015 Occupational Outlook Handbook from the BLS, a human resource specialist’s annual median salary is $58,350—that’s about 16% more than the average bachelor’s degree pay. Work your way up the ladder as an HR manager, and you could make an average salary of $104,440. HR managers in the financial industry can make even more, around $134,000 on average.


Lots of companies rely on qualified HR professionals—large and small businesses in all types of industries in every city across the country. Big companies offer more anonymity with a narrower range of duties for developing specialized skills. And smaller businesses allow you to stand out more and use a wider range of talents. Flexible career opportunities give you a ton of options based on your needs and skills.

Help Others

HR workers are experts at building into people so they can grow and succeed. Through reviews and goal setting, we develop professional skills to launch employees to the next level. We also welcome “green” workers to the company, offering guidance and support until they feel comfortable. Helping others find their groove is one of the most fulfilling and satisfying parts of the job.


No two days in the HR department are ever the same. Daily tasks change depending upon who or what walks through the door. One day you may be coaching a new hire about health insurance and the next day you’ll be setting annual performance goals. The job is always changing, but that’s what makes a career in HR exciting.

Human Resource opportunities are trending right now. At That’s Good HR, we’re experts at finding the right career for you—and we specialize in placing qualified candidates into great HR careers. Ready to dive in? Take a peek at our job openings today and explore your next career in HR. Here are just a few open HR positions that you might explore: