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About the Program

If you’re interested in a career where you can work directly with people, you might want to consider Human Services. In this hands-on educational program, students learn about the challenges and the rewards of working in Human Services. They have the opportunity to explore the attitudes, thoughts and feelings of working as a human services generalist and gain direct experience with human service consumers and agencies through internships and class experiences as well as: 

  • Make a difference in someone’s life by advocating for their needs and empowering them to achieve their goals
  • Investigate complex social problems and understand their effects on individuals, communities, and society
  • Work alongside helping professionals to connect people with community resources and employment opportunities

Courses are open to new students and those seeking further enhancement of their skills in human services. It is possible to transfer your coursework to a four-year college.

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Potential Job Titles

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  • Social and Human Service Assistants
  • Child, Family & School Social Workers *
  • Mental Health Counselors *
  • Marriage & Family Therapists *

* with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree

Salary Data

Social & Human Service Assistants
Average Wage: $16.84/hour
Top Earners: $24.37/hour

Child, Family & School Social Workers*
Average Wage: $28.77/hour
Top Earners: $36.99/hour

Mental Health Counselors*
Average Wage: $22.70/hour
Top Earners: $32.45/hour

Marriage & Family Therapists*
Average Wage: $21.50/hour
Top Earners: $30.55/hour

*with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree.
Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.minnstate.edu