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Human Services Workers

Overview

Under the supervision of social workers, psychologists, sociologists, and other professionals, human services workers offer support to families, the elderly, the poor, and others in need. They teach life and communication skills to people in mental health facilities or substance abuse programs. Employed by agencies, shelters, halfway houses, and hospitals, they work individually with clients or in group counseling. They also direct clients to social services and benefits. There are approximately 359,350 human services workers employed in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Outgoing

Social

Career Ladder
Community Service Manager

Social Worker

Counselor

Human Services Worker

Human Services Assistant