As the 10th most populous state, North Carolina has great need of well-educated human services workers to provide services through its many organizations. From its famous universities, to its many hospitals, North Carolina is looking for human services workers for a variety of careers. Whether you want to be a school social worker helping at-risk youth, or a substance abuse counselor helping recovering addicts, there are many ways to give back to the community in North Carolina. While helping your state you can also forge yourself a career in a human services job that you find fulfilling and rewarding.
As you probably know, few decisions in life have such a long term impact as your choice of careers. This is a choice that deserves a lot of careful study and consideration. Our career overview section will give you information about some of the most common careers in human services. From job descriptions, impact on society and salary ranges, to educational and licensure requirements, we have a host of information that will help you make an informed decision. Below we will give you a few examples of some career choices based on your level of educational attainment.
After you have completed your studies and been awarded your Bachelor’s degree from a North Carolina university or college human services program, you will be able to apply for work in the following positions:
Once you have graduated with your Master’s degree from a North Carolina college or university Human Services program, you will have eligibility for some of the following positions:
Some people feel the desire to continue their studies until they earn their doctorate in a human services area of study. If you are one of these people, you will open up many career opportunities for yourself. Whether you want to open your own private mental health practice, go directly into management or teach in academia, a Ph.D. can give you the education you need to create the career of your choice. Upon attaining your doctorate you will have expert status in your field. Once you have your Ph.D., you will be able to teach new generations of psychologists, social workers, sociologists or marriage and family therapists depending on your specialty. If you find a career in academia or research to be appealing, then you will find it worth investing the considerable time and effort to earn a Ph.D. The rewards for such an investment are incredible career flexibility and a large increase in earning power.
By reading through our section on job overviews you will learn what some of the specific duties of different jobs are. When thinking about a good career for yourself, it is wise to find one that plays to your natural talents and interests. If you are interested in the subject matter and tasks of a job, then you will find it to be a much more enjoyable and long lasting experience. Finding a career that interests you, takes advantage of your natural talents and also pays well means that you have found a good fit. In our career overview section we also include educational and licensure requirements for the jobs we have profiled. Knowing what the educational requirements are for your career will then lead you to the next step, looking at our database of schools. In our database, you will find schools that are both online and located in North Carolina with accredited programs that meet your needs. Once you have chosen a school, it is wise to contact the school and learn about the specific application process for that school. One final thing to consider is post-graduate field experience for advanced licensure. If you are interested in advanced licensure, you will usually be required to have a substantial amount of post-graduate professional experience. This is good to keep in mind when planning your education and career.