Human Services Worker
Human Services Workers are case managers, group home managers, activities coordinators, counselors, and aides. Their clients might be people dealing with drug addiction, HIV/AIDS, joblessness, homelessness, mental illness, aging, or other challenging conditions. A common goal in human services is to help people deal effectively with their life situations, and to address systems in need of change or improvement. Often, it means working with other health professionals as part of a team serving the individual needs of each client.
Salary Range: $20,800 – $50,640
Salary Notes: In Vermont, the mean annual salary is $36,020.
Where you can study:
College of Saint Joseph, Rutland, VT
Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI
Community College of Vermont, Montpelier, VT
Lincoln College of New England, Southington, CT
Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT
Southern Vermont College, Bennington, VT
Springfield College School of Human Services, St. Johnsbury, VT
Where you might work:
– Community Health Centers – Group Homes – Hospitals – Nursing Homes – Private and Public Agencies – Schools
Job Outlook: Projected to grow faster than other occupations, job opportunities should be excellent, particularly for applicants with appropriate postsecondary education.
Education, Licensing and Certification: Employers prefer an applicant with a minimum of an associate degree and some require a bachelor’s degree.
National Organization for Human Services