Unlocking Opportunities in Human Services: Your Path to a Rewarding Career

Are you looking for a fulfilling career that offers not only meaning and diversity but also a chance to make a tangible impact on society? If so, the field of human services might be your calling.

Human services professionals play a crucial role in improving the well-being and happiness of communities. They provide a wide range of support to individuals and families, making a positive difference in people’s lives. Whether you aspire to work in clinics, community centers, or private businesses, a career in human services allows you to dedicate your time to the betterment of society, regardless of your chosen specialization.

UC Online: Your Path to a Fulfilling Career

At UC Online, we are committed to helping you make the difference you aspire to make, which is why we offer convenient online bachelor’s programs in substance abuse counseling, social work, and public health.

Substance Abuse Counseling: Guiding Towards Recovery

Substance abuse disorder counselors, also known as addiction counselors, play a pivotal role in helping individuals with behavioral disorders navigate the complexities and underlying causes of their addiction. By embracing your innate compassion, you’ll learn to provide essential life skills training in stress management, relapse prevention, and relationship building to guide people on their journey to recovery.

  • Fully online Bachelor of Science in Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Part- and full-time scheduling
  • Ranked among the top 10 accredited counseling programs in the nation
  • Graduates meet the academic requirements for the licensure exam.
  • Graduates had a 100% pass rate for Addiction Counseling Exam between 2019-2021.

Social Work: Creating a Better World

Social workers are driven by a profound sense of altruism, creating spaces for healing, social justice, and family unity. This program covers a range of critical subjects, including social welfare, human behavior, substance abuse counseling, and mental health awareness.

  • Fully online Bachelor of Social Work
  • Part- and full-time scheduling
  • Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • Combines classroom-style learning with hands-on fieldwork
  • One of the 100 best jobs according to U.S. News & World Report

Public Health: Safeguarding Communities

Public health professionals work tirelessly to keep people healthy and safe, both locally and globally, by preventing diseases and injuries. This program provides comprehensive knowledge of the U.S. and international public health care systems, improving access to healthcare and healthcare education so communities can live healthier lives.

Exploring Opportunities in Human Services

Wondering what careers fall under the umbrella of human services? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, social and human service careers are projected to grow by 9% from 2022 to 2032, creating numerous job opportunities for those with the right education and training. This translates to approximately 47,400 openings for social and human service assistants each year, on average, over the next decade.

While many of these options are financially rewarding, all are emotionally rewarding by giving you the power to help those who need it most.

This professional path can take you to a variety of settings that include schools, government offices, clinics, community centers, and even businesses. Below are examples of human services jobs with average annual salaries*.

Job Title Average Yearly Salary 
Caseworker $38,520
Social & Community Service Manager $74,240
Rehabilitation Counselor $39,990
Substance Abuse Counselor $49,710
Social Worker $55,350
School & Career Counselor  $60,140
Health Services Manager $104,830

*Keep in mind that some positions in the health and human services field may require certification or licensure, which can vary from state to state. 

Why Choose UC Online?

At UC Online, we are fully committed to your success. Our world-class faculty and staff will accompany you every step of the way, providing the same guidance, resources, and services as our on-campus students. With their unwavering support, you will not only advance your career but also gain access to our extensive global alumni network. You will develop a deep understanding of your chosen field and be inspired by a calling to serve a meaningful purpose.

Taking the First Step Towards a Rewarding Career

A career in human services offers countless job prospects and rewarding experiences. Regardless of the specific role you choose, the overarching goal remains the same: to serve others. If you are interested in pursuing a career in human services but are unsure where to start, reach out to us today, and together, we will create a flexible plan tailored to your needs and aspirations.

Ready to embark on this exciting journey? Explore our online human services programs to discover how you can enhance your community and the world with a degree from the University of Cincinnati Online. Take the first step toward advancing your career by beginning your application today.

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