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FAQs

If we want to change the world, we must begin by changing ourselves; if we change ourselves, we will indeed change the world. -Burton Blatt

Who Are Human Service Workers? People who are:

Interested in Helping Others Good Communicators
Enthusiastic Team Players
Relationship Builders Critical Thinkers
Sensitive to Diversity Open to New Ideas

If you are patient and fair, respect differences, a team player and get a lot of satisfaction from empowering people to make decisions, you may find a career in the Human Service field to be very rewarding. Remember, it’s never too late to make a career move!

What is the Job Outlook?

Employment of social and human service assistants is expected to grow by 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will be due to an increase in the elderly population and rising demand for health care and social services. In addition, growth is expected as more people seek treatment for their addictions and more drug offenders are sent to treatment programs rather than jail. Job opportunities for social and human service assistants are expected to be excellent, particularly for applicants with appropriate postsecondary education. Many additional job opportunities will arise from the need to replace workers who advance into new positions, retire, or leave the workforce for other reasons. Salaries and responsibilites vary according to the work setting, education and experience.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition, Social and Human Service Assistants, on the Internet athttp://www.bis.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-and-human-service-assistants.htm (visited August 7, 2012).

What Are Students And Graduates Saying?

Course content provides me with heightened personal awareness and growth.

Course work helped me understand the real ability I have, it developed a belief in myself.

It has opened opportunities for me and allowed me to learn valuable lessons and choose direction for my further education.

The program provides a wide view of human services.

I have gained confidence that continually encourages me to go on with my education.

When my education is complete, I feel that it will be a very valuable tool in helping me advance my career.