Whether you are working in New Orleans as a family services worker through the State of Louisiana, or working as a licensed marriage and family therapist, there are many human services careers for a well-educated human services worker. There are a wide variety of ways to help your fellow citizens of Louisiana as a human services worker. From the Louisiana school system, to hospitals, to non-profit opportunities and government agencies, there are many organizations that need skilled, educated and talented workers to fulfill functions that help Louisiana as a state.
One of the most challenging and difficult decisions to make in your life will be what you want to do for your livelihood. It is important to balance your economic needs along with your inborn strengths and talents. Here at Humanservicesedu.org we have worked to create a resource that will help to make this decision much easier. If you scan our career overview section you will find information on a variety of human services jobs, their salary ranges, educational and licensure requirements. Below you will find a sampling of some of the many careers available in human services and the relevant educational requirements.
Once you have completed your schooling and been awarded your Bachelor’s degree from a Louisiana university or college human services program, you will be able to apply for one of following careers in Louisiana:
If you decide that you want to continue your schooling and earn a Master’s degree from a Louisiana college or university, you will be able to choose a career from the following list:
If a career in clinical research or academia sounds appealing to you, then consider educating yourself until you have earned your doctorate. Having a Ph.D. opens many doors including research, teaching, private practice counseling and positions in management jobs at a human services agency. Also, some of the advanced licensure requirements for mental health professions require a Ph.D. to start your own private practice. If you want to maximize earning potential and greatly increase your career options, then getting a doctorate in your discipline is a wise choice and worth the considerable effort involved.
The first step on your academic journey is to choose a career path that plays to your strengths and natural talents. By browsing our section on career overviews you can learn what duties different jobs will require and also what salary ranges jobs typically pay. Once you have found a job that sounds appealing, you can see what the educational requirements are, as we also include educational and licensure requirements for the various positions we cover. Now that you know what your educational requirements are, you can browse our database of schools located both online and in Louisiana, to find an accredited school that meets your needs. When you know what school and program are right for you, it is a good idea to contact your school and learn about the specific application requirements for the program you are interested in. Something else you will want to keep in mind if you are interested in advanced licensure is post-graduate employment, as many of the advanced licenses require considerable post-graduate field experience.