What Can I Do With a Major in Human Services?

Henderson State University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services.

Related Major Skills

  • Advocating
  • Applying non-intrusive methods
  • Conducting field studies   
  • Conflict Resolution           
  • Developing project designs
  • Evaluating
  • Examining data
  • Gathering and organizing data
  • Interpersonal Communication  
  • Identifying value systems
  • Interviewing    
  • Maintaining records    
  • Observing human interactions  
  • Planning long-term projects    
  • Reaching new conclusions through comparative study  
  • Recognizing cultural differences/similarities
  • Recruiting/coordinating research subjects
  • Surveying and sampling
  • Understanding group dynamics
  • Utilizing statistical applications
  • Writing grant proposals

Related Career Titles

  • Agency Director             
  • Aging/Gerontology        
  • Case Worker    
  • Child Welfare/Children's Services           
  • Community Organization Director          
  • Consultant        
  • Criminal Justice/Corrections Specialist  
  • Deputy Director
  • Developmental Disabilities        
  • Eligibility Specialist        
  • Employment/ Occupational Social Worker         
  • Executive Director         
  • Food Stamp Administrator        
  • Health Care Specialist   
  • Housing Intake Coordinator
  • Intake Counselor
  • International Social Worker
  • Manager/Administrator
  • Mental /Clinical Social Worker
  • Patient Advocate
  • Policy & Planning Specialist
  • Policy Advocate
  • Policy Analyst
  • Program Manager
  • Program Specialist
  • Research Analyst
  • School Social Worker    
  • Social Worker   
  • Substance Abuse Counselor      
  • Supervisor
  • Teacher

Potential Employers

  • Public welfare agencies
  • Federal, state, and local government
  • Private social service agencies
  • Group homes
  • Religiously affiliated organizations
  • Drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers
  • Prisons and correctional facilities
  • Courts
  • Police departments
  • Probation and parole offices
  • Victim services organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing and retirement homes
  • Senior centers
  • Hospice
  • Public or private child welfare agencies
  • Adoption agencies
  • Foster care organizations
  • Day care centers and nursery schools
  • Recreational facilities (i.e., YMCA or YWCA)
  • Head Start programs

Career Planning Links 

Occupational Outlook Handbook

What is Human Services?

Public Health Career Guide:  Human Services

Human Services Career Network

Professional Organization Links

National Organization for Human Services

American Public Human Services Association

National Human Serives Assembly

Community Associations Institute

Society for Social Work and Research