Graduates are employed in all kinds of industries, from health care and nursing homes to manufacturing and retail.
Some find that they are in entry-level positions in large HR departments, which allows them to grow and move up within the organization.
Others wear many hats when working at small businesses in which they experience a large variety of duties and tasks, also affording them the chance to decide which parts of HR they prefer for their career before moving on to different organizations.
In addition, some graduates gain employment at employment agencies who serve as recruiters/screeners for organizations, also increasing their network of contacts with businesses that may lead to potential employment with those companies in the future.
Graduates start in positions such as HR Assistant, Payroll, HR generalist, Recruiter, HR specialist, and trainers. Many find that they can get promoted quickly into management roles, including HR Manager.
Example Careers and Average Wages
|Human Resources Assistants
|Human Resources Specialists
Source: 2021 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development