Careers In Human Services

Learn more about specific careers in Human Services

Below is a list of more specific careers in the Human Services field. Click the links below for our detailed career guides in each specific area, complete with real-life job profiles (informational interviews) and all the details you'd want to know to learn if that career is right for you. 

Subcategories within Human Services

About Human Services Careers

The human services industry focuses on the objective of meeting human needs and providing a service to society. It is, in short, the practice of helping others. There are lots of career in the human service industry, all designed for helpful, caring and compassionate people. Some example human service careers include clergy, social work, interpreting or providing childcare.

More importance has been placed on the human service industry in recent years, as more and more people are seeking help for a huge range of problems – whether that’s childcare, beauty or religious help. Much of the profession is centered around helping people to solve or prevent their problems. Therefore, it is a very rewarding career as its soul focus is to help people in a time of need.

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