General Information:

The goal of the Human Resource Management department in an organization is to develop and maintain effective relationships between employers and employees. HR managers accomplish this in a number of ways – matching people’s skills to job requirements, developing fair compensation practices, appraising employees’ performance levels, developing employees’ skills and abilities through training and career planning, implementing productivity improvement programs and many other activities.

The Human Resources program at UCCS prepare students for such a career by covering topics such as recruiting, staffing, training and development, performance appraisal, evaluation, compensation, career planning, safety and health, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, and labor relations.


Career Possibilities:

  • Recruiter
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Technical recruiter
  • Compensation Analyst
  • Benefits Administrator
  • Customer Relationship Manager
  • Staffing Specialist
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Human Resource Account Representative
  • Training
  • Organizational Development
  • Retirement Benefits Specialist
  • Human Resource Generalist
  • Assistant Director
  • Supervisor
  • Contract Specialist
  • Interview Specialist
  • Career Advisor
  • Resume Reviewer
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Employment and Placement Manager
  • EEO Officer
  • Occupational Analysts
  • Employee Assistance Plan Manager


Applicable UCCS Graduate Programs:

Distance M.B.A
M.A. - Communication



Human resources, training, and labor relations managers and specialists held about 677,000 jobs in 2002:

Training and development specialists


Human resources managers


Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists


Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists


Human resources, training, and labor relations managers and specialists were employed in virtually every industry. About 3,800 specialists were self-employed, working as consultants to public and private employers.
Median annual earnings of human resources managers: $64,710.
Median annual earnings of training and development specialists $42,800.
Median annual earnings of employment, recruitment, and placement specialists: $39,410.


Median annual earnings of compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists: $45,100.


UCCS Clubs:

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Society of Success and Leadership


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