Part of the Mid-Atlantic region and an economic powerhouse, New Jersey is a great state to live and one that has tremendous need for human services workers. With its large urban areas that include universities, school systems, hospitals, corporations, non-profits and government agencies, New Jersey has many human services jobs it needs to fill. You might wish to help at-risk youth as a juvenile court liaison or school social worker. Some would rather work as a marriage and family therapist helping couples mend their marriage. Regardless of what career appeals to you, there are many ways you can help New Jersey as a well-educated human services worker.
Making a decision about your career is one of the most important choices you will ever make. It is a decision that is worthy of careful consideration and research. We have created a resource here at humanservicesedu.org that will facilitate you in making an informed decision about your career in the human services field. Within our section on career overviews, you will find a variety of information including: job description, salary ranges, impact of the job on individuals and society and also the educational and licensure requirements. You will find a sample of some of the jobs available in New Jersey below, along with the level of education required to enter that career.
Once you have earned your Bachelor’s degree from a New Jersey university or college human services program, you will be able to apply for work in the following positions:
If you decide to continue your studies until you graduate with a Master’s degree from a New Jersey college or university Human Services program, you will have eligibility for some of the following positions:
If you feel called to teach the subject you love, then you will want to earn your doctorate. By attaining your Ph.D. many career opportunities will present themselves. From a career in academia, to joining the executive team in a non-profit and opening your own private mental health practice, there are endless career opportunities once you have a doctorate in your field. You also will demand a top salary and have status as an expert in your field when you have attained your Ph.D. While the road to a doctorate requires tremendous effort and energy, the benefits you achieve from persevering are many.
All journeys begin with a first step. When it comes to your education, you must know what your end goal is before you make any decisions. To help you determine a career that is a great fit for you, we have provided a database of job overviews that will give you detailed information on a variety of the most common jobs in human services. Within it you will find data on salary ranges, job descriptions, educational requirements, and the job’s impact on society. In addition you will learn about any additional licensure requirements. Armed with this information, you will be able to find a job that closely matches your interests and talents. Once you know what your educational needs are, you will be able to browse our section on schools. Within our school database you will find schools both online and located in New Jersey that have accredited programs to meet all your educational needs. When you have selected a school that is a good fit for you, it is a good idea to contact the school directly and find out about their individual application process. If you are interested in a career that requires advanced licensure, you will want to keep in mind that you may be required to have field experience. Planning your post-graduate employment is a good idea if you wish to attain advanced licensure.