Human Resources or, HR, has evolved hugely in recent years. Gone are the days of "Personnel" where it was thought to play little more than an administrative function within a business. It is now a legitimate, skilled and, ultimately, well paid career option.
One of the benefits of HR is that you can start in an entry level position- usually an HR administrator, or assistant- with minimal experience and training, and work your way through the ranks to HR Manager or Director, where you would play a strategic role in decision and policy making, alongside other senior managers.
I think the greatest appeal of working within Human Resources is the "people" aspect. You have the opportunity to interact with different people on a daily basis, from different levels and positions within a company, whether it be carrying out an induction for a new staff member, conducting a performance appraisal or resolving a personal grievance.
Dealing with different people will always bring variety and new challenges, which makes for a rich and exciting career.