Human Services Careers

The coming decade holds a promising outlook for human services employment for those with bachelor’s degrees. The U.S. Department of Labor is predicting that employment for social and human service workers will increase by 16 percent from 2016 to 2026. Management positions are predicted to grow by 18 percent during that same time period. Career prospects are promising for those who want to make a career out of their desire and ability to help others.

Human services is a broad field spanning professions in the non-profit and public sectors in such areas as:

  • Alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment
  • Elder care, group homes, and human services work
  • Social and welfare reform and advocacy
  • Youth work and earn childhood development
  • Law enforcement, corrections, and probation
  • Nonprofit and public management
  • Life skills and mental health counseling