Students usually come into the Human Services program with the idea that they want to work helping other people in some capacity. This idea often comes from a sense that they have an ability to understand the feelings of others, have been often looked to by friends and family as someone who would be willing to listen and as someone who cared.
Though qualifications, duties, salaries and clients vary, human services workers have one thing in common: the desire to help those in need.
Human Services students are often people who have had some difficult times and experiences themselves and from those experiences have come to value the worth of the individual and the meaning of being human. They bring to the program a desire to grow as a person, to learn and to develop skills for helping others.
- Entry level positions at non-profits and state agencies
- Chemical Dependency Counselors
- With additional education: Social Workers and Mental Health Counselors, Non-profit and state agency managers