Careers in Human Services

In a field that offers the kind of job satisfaction that can only come from using your natural talents to help people, for many, a job in human services is the only kind of career that speaks to them.

Even with more than 715,000 social workers serving US communities from coast to coast as of 2020, there continues to be a need for a bigger workforce of capable, caring and properly trained social workers. In fact, over the ten-year period leading up to 2030, it’s expected that another 89,000 will be joining social services agencies around the country. That’s a 12% job growth rate over ten years, which is faster than average for the US job market.

Click on the links here and take a minute to read up on the jobs that interest you to learn more about what life is like as a human services professional, and the education it takes to get you there.

2020 US Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth projections for social workers reflect national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary. Data accessed October 2021.

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