Human Services Professional

Business and Public Service Careers

About the Career

Human service professionals can hold various job titles, including human service worker, case management aide, social work assistant, community support worker, mental health aide, community outreach worker, life skill counselor or gerontology aide. They usually work under the direction of professionals from a variety of fields, such as nursing, psychiatry, psychology, rehabilitative or physical therapy, or social work. Job opportunities for human service professionals are expected to be very good. This is especially true for entry-level professionals who will be needed to replace advancing or retiring workers. opportunities are expected to be best in job-training programs, residential care facilities and private social service agencies, which include services such as adult daycare and meal delivery programs. In addition, human service professionals will continue to be needed to provide services to pregnant teenagers, the homeless, the mentally disabled and developmentally challenged, and those with substance-abuse problems.


Academic Programs

Human Services

Students will develop a broad understanding of the causes, nature and consequences of human behavior.

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Gerontology

This programs helps students learn about age-related issues so they can better understand and serve older adults.

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American Sign Language

The American Sign Language (ASL) certificate is designed to prepare students for careers in the growing field of ASL communication and interpretation.

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Projected Job Growth

+5.1%*

* Source: EMSI Career Coach

Average Annual Salary

$30,000*

* Source: EMSI Career Coach

Academics

Academic students are taking courses for credit toward a degree, certificate, or diploma. They can earn a degree, certificate, or diploma at MTC or transfer to another school to complete their studies. Academic students must apply to and enroll at the college.

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Training

Training students—sometimes called "Continuing Education" students—can take individual courses or earn certificates and certifications. They don't have to apply to the college; they can register directly for classes. Training courses don't earn college credit or transfer to other institutions.

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