Chester has a general population of 36,854 and an overall student population of 4,814. Approximately 4,814 of Chester's students are enrolled in schools that offer human resources programs.
Chester's largest human resources school is Widener University-Main Campus. In 2010, approximately 4 students graduated from the Human Resources program at Widener University-Main Campus.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a human resources degree in Chester. If you decide to attend a human resources school in Chester, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $31,840.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for human resources related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board at Chester-based human resources schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $35,335.
Many human resources graduates choose to work as human resource professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Chester, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 human resource professionals in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Chester area. The number of human resource professionals in Chester is expected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for human resource professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a human resource professional in Chester is $39,010 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for human resource professionals.