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Human Services Studies Careers

A degree in Human Services Studies can be a launch-pad for careers as diverse as:

  • Educational, vocational and school counseling
  • Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counseling
  • Agency volunteer coordination
  • Vocational coordination
  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Rehabilitation counseling
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Social work
  • Psychotherapy
  • Case management
  • Advocacy
  • Mental health services
  • Programming
  • Administration
  • Corrections
  • Rehabilitation
  • Law enforcement
  • Judiciary
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Social statistics
  • Demography
  • Policy analysis
  • Market research
  • City planning
  • Grant proposal writing
  • Criminal justice and corrections
  • Mental health services
  • Gerontology
  • Child welfare
  • Crisis work
  • Physical health and wellness
  • Development/fundraising
  • Community relations

Different types of employers:

  • Local government agencies such as county departments of social services, child protective services
  • Victim services agencies
  • Adoption agencies
  • Foster care organizations
  • Hospitals and health care providers
  • State government departments of mental health, human services, and justice
  • Veterans Administration hospitals
  • US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Correctional facilities
  • Senior citizens' centers
  • Drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers
  • Private counseling practices
  • Employee assistance programs
  • College and university counseling centers
  • Schools
  • Police departments
  • Court systems
  • Group homes for the developmentally disabled
  • Community service agencies such as United Way
  • Advocacy groups
  • Victim services agencies
  • Nursing homes and retirement communities
  • Vocational service providers
  • Foster care organizations
  • Correctional facilities
  • Employee assistance programs
  • College and university counseling centers
  • Schools
  • Police departments
  • Court systems

Human Services Studies alumni have gone on to graduate programs in:  

  • School Counseling
  • Masters of Social Work
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • Psychological Counseling
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