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Graduate Degree in Human Services

What Can You Do With A Graduate Degree in Human Services?

Information and Options for Human Services


Human Services Related Skills

  • Assessment & Interviewing
  • Case Management/Coordination
  • Comfortable Using Technology
  • Confidential Information Handling
  • Detailed oriented decision making
  • Effective writing skills
  • Ethical and unbiased approach
  • Evaluation
  • Group Communication
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Leading Discussion
  • Listening Skills
  • Motivating Others
  • Organized Record Keeping
  • Patience/Problem Solving
  • Project Management/Planning
  • Time management
  • Understanding Personal Dynamics
  • Working with and Helping Disadvantaged Populations

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Related Entry-Level Career Titles

  • Academic Advisor
  • Admission/Assessment Officer
  • Case Manager
  • Child Protection Specialist
  • Community Services Manager
  • Crisis Intervention Therapist/Counselor
  • Direct Care Counselor/Worker
  • Disability Claims Specialist
  • Employment Counselor
  • Fundraiser
  • Gerontologist
  • House Manager
  • Human Services Instructor
  • Outreach Coordinator
  • Program Director
  • Rehabilitation & Prevention Program Coordinator
  • Residential Services Manager
  • Social Services Worker
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Transition Assistance Specialist
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Youth Counselor

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Employers of Human Services Majors

  • Adoption/Foster Career Agencies
  • Child Welfare Services
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Counseling Centers
  • Developmental Disability Services
  • Domestic Violence Programs
  • Federal, State, & Local Government
  • Group Homes
  • Half-way Houses & Homeless Shelters
  • Hospitals
  • Income Management Programs
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Public Housing Agencies
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Residential Treatment Programs
  • Retirement Homes
  • Social Services Organizations
  • Veteran Facilities

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Job Posting Sites

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Career Planning Links

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Professional Affiliations

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