Human Services

Human services are designed to help people navigate through difficult life situations by providing the support needed to do so. Those who work in human services careers, such as social workers, are tasked with creating and providing those services based on individual need.

They may be employed with non-profit organizations or state and local government agencies.

While some employers in the human services field require only a high school diploma and on-the-job training, preference is given to those who possess a post-secondary degree. Candidates with associate and bachelor degrees may work in assistive roles, while those who possess a master’s degree may be placed in a managerial position.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Relations predicts that the demand for trained human services workers will increase 22 percent over the next decade.

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