Career Pathways in Human Services

A career in human services requires certain skills and education depending on job requirements. Skills include preparing individuals for employment that related to families and human needs such as counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care, and consumer services. Popular high-school courses include: Child Development 1 & 2, Behavioral Science, Psychology 1 & 2, Health, and Current and Critical Health Issues.

Training in the Following Career Skills

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High School Diploma or Equivalent Career Options

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

$39,820.00/yr

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Community Health Workers

$39,540.00/yr

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Massage Therapists

$41,420.00/yr

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Residential Advisors

$27,860.00/yr

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Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

$27,960.00/yr

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Child Care Workers

$23,240.00/yr

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Clergy

$48,990.00/yr

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Manicurists and Pedicurists

$24,330.00/yr

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Personal and Home Care Aides

$24,020.00/yr

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Skin Care Specialists

$31,290.00/yr

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*Information provided by CareerOneStop which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Associate Degree Career Options

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

$29,780.00/yr

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Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors

$52,650.00/yr

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*Information provided by CareerOneStop which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Bachelor's Degree Career Options

Art Therapists

$47,860.00/yr

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Technical Writers

$62,170.00/yr

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Fashion Designers

$72,720.00/yr

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Music Therapists

$47,860.00/yr

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Marketing Managers

$134,290.00/yr

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Social and Community Service Managers

$65,320.00/yr

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Interpreters and Translators

$49,930.00/yr

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Emergency Management Directors

$74,420.00/yr

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Legislators

$24,670.00/yr

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Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers

$58,340.00/yr

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*Information provided by CareerOneStop which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Doctorate and Professional Degree Career Options

Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

$76,990.00/yr

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Epidemiologists

$69,660.00/yr

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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

$44,840.00/yr

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Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

$44,630.00/yr

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Psychologists

$100,770.00/yr

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Medical and Public Health Social Workers

$56,200.00/yr

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Marriage and Family Therapists

$50,090.00/yr

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Mathematicians

$101,900.00/yr

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Sociologists

$82,050.00/yr

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*Information provided by CareerOneStop which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

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Continue to Explore this Pathway

Continue exploring this career path and building your plan! Find electives and Advanced Placement courses at your school aligned with this pathway, consider registering for a Kirkwood Career Academy, register for an internship or job shadow, and look for summer programs that will help you continue to build your knowledge and skills.