Land These 5 Jobs with a Business Administration Human Resources Degree

By Staff Writer Published on April 5, 2018

At CollegeAmerica, our students (and potential students) are focused on the lifelong impact they can get with the right degree. A common question potential students have when looking at our degree program offerings is: What kind of job can I get with that degree?

One of our many degree programs is our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Human Resources emphasis. Here are 5 different types of jobs you could land with this degree.

Human Resources Generalist

As the title implies, a human resources generalist is responsible for implementing HR programs and services throughout a company. A person in this position must be an HR jack-of-all-trades. They handle anything from recruitment and staffing to compliance to health and welfare benefits.

They help ensure their employer is compliant with all local, state, and federal laws and requirements. When legal changes are implemented on any level, they study the changes and make adjustments to company policies and practices as needed.

HR generalists collect data from the company and its employees. Using this data, they come up with solutions to improve performance and employee retention. They may also be in charge of creating and implementing training regimens throughout the company. An HR generalist may also be responsible for handling behavioral issues, conflict resolution, and safety management.

Compensation and Benefits Specialist

Benefits specialists are an essential part of a successful human resources team. The benefits specialists may also be responsible for managing employee compensation and benefits programs.

In most industries, compensation and benefits packages account for a significant portion of a company’s expenses. It also accounts for a large portion of employee concerns. Benefits specialists research different retirement, pension, healthcare, profit-sharing, and stock ownership plans, depending on the company. They make sure the company complies with federal, state, and local laws.

Benefits specialists also research, plan, create, and present compensation plans. They may also advise management on how to resolve benefit-related issues that may arise. Benefits specialists also review all benefit-related invoices from vendors and handle any relevant disputes.


Attracting talent and hiring the right job candidates can be a complicated, expensive process. Recruiters are responsible for developing and implementing processes that will make the talent identification and hiring process as smooth and inexpensive as possible while still delivering excellent results.

Talented recruiters identify how a company’s desired job candidates search for employment. They also develop candidate screening processes—you don’t want to waste the company’s valuable time on candidates who don’t meet basic qualifications. Recruiters and staffers work with other departments to create an interview process that meets the needs of the company. They also coordinate reference and background checks.

Human Capital Strategist/Development

Human capital strategists help organizations handle their most valuable asset—their employees. They help the HR department, and the company as a whole, set and reach important goals.

A human capital strategist will analyze current practices and see what kind of impact these practices are having on everything from recruitment to employee retention. They’ll identify the strong and weak points of the HR strategy and make adjustments accordingly. Human capital strategists understand the importance of the relationship between a company and its employees, and they work hard to keep a happy balance that is both profitable and leads to employee satisfaction. Simply put, happy employees stay with a company longer, which reduces costs for acquisition and training.

Human capital strategists are often responsible for training the HR team on changes as well as communicating changes to employees throughout the company.

Business Manager

The role of a business manager will vary from company to company. Generally, a business manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of a business or department. In larger organizations, business managers are often over a specific department such as sales, marketing, etc.

Business managers are responsible for the employees of the department or business. They are often involved in hiring, training, management, employee evaluations, etc. Those in this position may prepare budgets, plans, and reports for senior management and facilitate the implementation of new company policies in their team.

As you can see, there are many different paths you can take with a B.S. in Business Administration with a Human Resources emphasis. Your journey starts as soon as you enroll at CollegeAmerica.

At CollegeAmerica, we want to arm you with the resources you need to succeed and move forward. To learn more about our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Human Resources emphasis degree, or any of our degree programs, use our online request form to get more information today.