Human Services

Welcome to the Human Services Community! Learn more here about the different career paths you can pursue, get resources to start your career journey and take next steps to pursue career opportunities.

Human Service occupations are any that provide or facilitate services to improve the personal, emotional/mental wellbeing of others. This includes highly trained specialists like mental health care professionals, counselors & social workers as well as childcare workers, cosmetologists, personal care aides and workers representing religious organizations. If you have the motivation to improve the lives of others then the human services cluster is worth considering.

Occupations within Human Services

Marketing your diversity in a job search

In the article, How to market your diversity in your job search, Adejoke Adeboyejo highlights these tips to highlight the unique aspects of your professional background –

By Melanie Kiel
Melanie Kiel Career Coach
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LinkedIn offers tips to students studying Social Work

Students studying Human Development, Psychology, Social Sciences, Ethnic Studies, Humanities, and Philosophy all have foundational knowledge that is applicable to human services and can take your career in many directions.  These degrees lend themselves to many professions in social support …

By Aimee Tejeda Lunn
Aimee Tejeda Lunn Employer Relations Manager
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First Destination Survey Data

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) offers an excellent tool for planning with their first destination survey results.

“NACE’s First-Destination Survey captures information regarding how new college graduates fare in their careers within six months of graduation. The …

By Harrison Hughes
Harrison Hughes Career Coach & Academic Advisor
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A Day (or a Year, or a Career) of Service

Illustration by Marian Blair

Since 1986, the third Monday of the year has been the day on which we commemorate and honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. And in 1994, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was …

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How to Be Happier at Work, According to a PE Teacher

One of the conceits of the movie Dodgeball was that it doesn’t take a genius to excel at the sport. Or does it? In 2020, a Tweet by sunflower begged to differ and racked up almost 1.2 million likes: “in …

By The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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The Partnership for Public Service

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to support the …

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Learn From Professionals – What is it like working in Human Services?

When making decisions about what career to pursue, hearing from professionals within the field can provide extremely valuable prospective. Consider …

The following is a short list of organizations that assist in research of the occupations in the Human Services community.

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