Why Choose the Human Services Program?
Human Services is an ever-expanding interdisciplinary field, which focuses on helping others gain the skills to help themselves. One of the hallmarks of this field is the flexibility that it brings in terms of transferable skills and job fluidity. Workers are often encouraged to spend several years at one site, move to another job, and so on. With advanced education coupled with work experience, advancement is readily achievable. Our Human Services program blends service learning with academic coursework and internships to provide a well-rounded approach to the field, tiered in such a way to build student confidence, competence and skills with increasing community responsibilities. Some of these internships present students with the opportunity to work with a variety of demographics, including the mentally ill, the developmentally disabled, seniors, persons living with HIV/AIDS, homeless, incarcerated adults, at-risk youth, pregnant and parenting teens, foster families, persons with substance abuse issues, and numerous other specialty areas. Many students are hired or referred for employment right from their internship placements. If you have a passion for helping people, critical thinking skills and a desire to step into possibly difficult situations to promote long-term positive growth, this program and career path might be a perfect fit for you.
How Long It Takes:
All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.
CASE WORKERS/CASE AIDES
Median annual pay in Washington:
$37,960 per year
This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net.
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