New Hampshire

Human Services Education in New Hampshire

Nestled in the beautiful New England region of the US New Hampshire is a wonderful place to live. It is also in need of skilled human services workers to help it meet its many human service needs. From its universities, hospitals, schools and non-profits to its government agencies, it has many positions in need of being filled. Whether you work as a child life specialist in one of its hospitals, or as a probation officer there are many ways you can give back to your community while also enjoying your career in the human services field.

There are times in your life where a single decision will make all the difference in the world. Choosing your education path is one of those decisions. It is wise therefore to research your options carefully so you have a good grasp on what career is most appealing to you. We have created a database of job overviews for many of the most common jobs in the human services field. Within the database you will find a variety of information from a basic description of the job to its impact on human beings, salary ranges and educational and licensure requirements. Below you will find a sampling of some of the jobs available in New Hampshire sorted by the degree required to hold a position.

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After you have completed your studies and earned your Bachelor’s degree from a New Hampshire university or college human services program, you will be able to apply for work in the following positions:

  • Gerontology Specialist (Bachelor of Science; Gerontology)
    • Understanding of the unique needs and abilities of elderly population is part of what separates this kind of Social Work from others in its field. Helping the Elderly to stay healthy and connected and also ensuring they have access to appropriate services is the main job of the Gerontology Social Worker and they will find that the Bureau of Aging and Adult Services is a great source for info on this field:
  • Case management aide (Bachelor of Social Work, Sociology, Psychology)
    • The Case Management Aide finds their niche helping the Department of Health and Human Services run smoothly by aiding the efforts of Case and Eligibility Workers. By helping others they gain the necessary experience to learn both of these career tracks and when initiative is shown it is very likely they will be able to promote within the Department of Health and Human Services:
  • Juvenile court liaison (Bachelor of Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or Criminal
    • You can find a wealth of data on careers in Criminal Justice including job opportunities through the Department to Corrections:
  • New Hampshire Substance Abuse Counselor (Bachelor of Sociology, Social Work or Psychology)
    • The laws for becoming certified as a Substance Abuse Counselor in New Hampshire can be found here:
  • Child Life Specialist (Bachelor of Science; Child Life Specialist)
    • Helping children who are suffering from the emotional stress of chronic medical treatment is a challenging but rewarding career. You will most likely find employment at one of New Hampshire’s 34+ major hospitals.
  • Rehabilitation case worker (Bachelor of Social Work, Sociology, Psychology)
  • Community outreach worker (Bachelor of Social Work, Sociology, Psychology)
  • Behavioral management aide (Bachelor of Social Work, Sociology, Psychology)
    • New Hampshire has over 179 school districts and there will always be children who need help to resolve their emotional and behavioral problems in order to make full use of their time at school. The New Hampshire Department of Education is a great place to look for information on this career as well as potential employment:
  • Probation officer (Bachelor of Sociology, Social Work, Psychology or Criminal Justice)

For those who graduate with a Master’s degree from a New Hampshire college or university Human Services program, you will have eligibility for some of the following positions:

  • Clinical Social Worker (Master of Social Work from a CSWE accredited + field experience)
    • You can learn more about licensure in New Hampshire here:
  • Marriage and Family Therapist (Master’s in Counseling, Psychology or Marriage and Family Therapy)
  • School Social Worker (Master of Social Work)
  • Social and community service manager (Masters in Business Administration, Social Work, Psychology or Sociology)
  • Child welfare case manager (Masters in Business Administration, Social Work, Psychology or Sociology)

Earning your doctorate in any field is challenging, however those who persevere and get their Ph.D. will find that their career options are limitless within their field. Whether you feel a call to teach your discipline to students at one of New Hampshire’s colleges, lead a team on clinical research on human behavior or moving directly into a leadership position in a human services agency you will find that doors open with your Ph.D. If you would like to open your own private mental health practice it is also worth getting your doctorate due to the expert status you will have in your field. Of course earning your doctorate will also greatly increase your earning power.

Your educational journey must begin with its end destination in mind. Without knowing what you want to do as your career, it is difficult to make a wise decision in regards to education. With this in mind you will want to visit our career overview section to learn more about a variety of jobs in human services. You will learn about the job’s basic function and duties, how it helps your community, its salary ranges and also the educational and licensure requirements. Once you know what is required you can look at our database of schools, both online and in New Hampshire to find an accredited program that will meet your educational needs. After you have selected a school it is wise to get in touch with them directly to learn about their specific application process. One last consideration to have is if you wish to have a career with advanced licensure. If so, it is wise to study the field experience requirements of that license and plan your post-graduate employment accordingly.