Answered by Nell, Hiring Expert at Pitney Bowes, on Wednesday, March 11, 2015
First off-Congratulations! Graduating from college is an awesome accomplishment! HR is an excellent field to go into! (I might be slightly biased, because I work in HR). As to your questions:
1) Yes, the field of HR is vast. There are many facets to HR: Recruiting, Benefits, Learning and Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Employment Branding, etc... The great thing about HR is that it is needed everywhere from small towns to big cities.
2) The type of position that you will be able to get will greatly depend on two factors: What kind of administration that you have been doing the past ten years (specifically does it relate) and the area that you live in. If you have ten years general administrate office support, that will help you, but not as much as ten years of HR support. It will also depend on where you live. If you live in a large city there are more opportunities and more chances to find just what you are looking for. Overall, you should be able to find a nice job in HR after you get your MBA. Statistically speaking people with advanced degrees make more money and have more opportunities in their career, so I would say its great choice!