Psychology & Social Work
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Human Services

If you live to serve others and want to spend your career helping people work through the bumps and bruises of life, from personal difficulties to relationships to addictions to major life decisions and changes, a degree in Human Services may be the perfect fit.

Types of Degrees

Human Services students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), or master's degree (6-7 years). Many Human Services jobs require a bachelor's degree and a master's degree is often required for counseling and social work positions.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background and volunteer or work experience in counseling, tutoring, or interpersonal communication helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Human Services Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Human Services include:

  • Social Worker
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and/or Mental Health Counselor
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Social and Human Service Assistant was $35,060 in 2019 (1) while Social Workers earned a median salary of $50,470 in 2019. (2)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.