Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has three human resources schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Harding University, the highest ranked school in this group with a human resources program, has a total student population of 6,484. It is the 224th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Arkansas.
Human Resources students from Memphis schools who go on to become human resource workers, hr managers, human resource managers, human resource specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 219,240 people working as human resources, training, and labor relations specialists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $59,070. Also, Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists make on average $54,530 per year and there are about 198,190 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 620 employed employment, recruitment, and placement specialists earning an average salary of $42,540. Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists in this area earn $61,640/yr and there are 690 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.140 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, and 1.018/1000 are held by employment, recruitment, and placement specialists.
Of the 3 human resources schools with a 100-mile radius of Memphis, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Memphis Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,183/yr) for human resources students, with Harding University as the lowest, reported at only $13,745/yr.