To date, we’ve asked 58 current and past human resources and related studies students about their happiness with their degree. Turns out, they rate it average.

No matter the degree, there are some common factors that predict satisfaction.

To help you reach the decision that is right for you, we asked students who have pursued a human resources and related studies degree to respond to questions concerning five dimensions of the educational track they chose:

  • Course material: Were they interested in the material they learned?
  • Intellectual fulfillment: Did they find the coursework intellectually stimulating?
  • Job prospects: Did they leave the program with job opportunities?
  • Personality: Was the degree a good fit for their personality?
  • Overall fit: Were they happy with the program overall?

We examined their responses and combined the rankings to give us an average satisfaction score across all students. This doesn't necessarily reflect how satisfied you would be with a human resources and related studies degree, but it’s a starting point to help you evaluate your options.

How satisfied are human resources and related studies students compared to other degrees?

Overall, human resources and related studies students rate their satisfaction with their degree a 3.0 out of 5. This is low compared to other degrees which average a rating of 3.28 across all degrees. For context, human resources and related studies students rate their happiness similarly to students in Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Physiology and Related Studies and Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences.

Here are other degrees that have a similar satisfaction rating to human resources and related studies

DegreeAvg Grad SalarySatisfaction
Finance$95,273
Digital Communication And Media/Multimedia$61,173
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences$54,860
Physiology and Related Studies$61,391
Human Resources and Related Studies$64,634
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies$56,410
International Business$76,903
Nursing$64,352
Chemical Engineering$101,770

Let's break that down further.

Are human resources and related studies students satisfied with what they’re learning?

We asked students about their satisfaction with their course material and overall intellectual fulfillment. Here’s what they said:

We asked graduates how interesting they found the course material to be. Their response was:
3.8 out of 5 stars
68 ratings
5 stars
35%
4 stars
29%
3 stars
19%
2 stars
9%
1 stars
7%
We asked graduates how intellectually fulfilling they found the degree. Their response was:
3.4 out of 5 stars
67 ratings
5 stars
30%
4 stars
21%
3 stars
18%
2 stars
24%
1 stars
7%

These ratings are meant to give you an indication about what other people enrolled in human resources and related studies experienced. While their input is useful, keep in mind that different people have had vastly different experiences, all of which were impacted by their personal motivations, professors, and specific curriculum. Always keep your own goals at the center of your decision-making process when it comes to something as significant as your education.

Did human resources and related studies graduates leave school with good job prospects?

Of course, working towards a degree is also about pursuing your desired career. Here’s what human resources and related studies grads had to say about their job prospects:

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their job prospects. Their response was:
3.4 out of 5 stars
67 ratings
5 stars
22%
4 stars
28%
3 stars
28%
2 stars
9%
1 stars
12%

We can see there’s a cluster of positive responses, which might indicate a strong or growing job market.

Were human resources and related studies students happy with their degree overall?

This rating takes into account all factors: how demanding the program is, whether graduates felt it was worthwhile, and how fulfilling they found their educational experience.

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their degree as a whole. Their response was:
3.0 out of 5 stars
58 ratings
5 stars
19%
4 stars
19%
3 stars
26%
2 stars
17%
1 stars
19%

As you consider this information and input from others, remember above all that your choice should be based on your interests, goals, passions, and abilities. Consider the future and give yourself time. If you’re feeling unsure, click here to take our career assessment and see what path could be right for you.

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