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Human Services

The Human Services Career Cluster prepares students for careers in planning, managing, and providing human services including social and related community services.  
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About Social Workers   
"On Any Given Day" video
This National Association of Social Workers website is geared for educating people about the social work profession.  It includes reports of the daily lives of several social workers and a video clip on each one.  There is also literature on the scope of opportunities within the occupation of social work. Read about real life stories here .


American Red Cross – Career Opportunities 

Information about careers and click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

Becoming A Professional Strength And Conditioning Coach {NEW!}

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Coach Krause discusses his experiences, as well as five essential steps on the path to a successful career as a professional strength and conditioning coach for this NSCA Career Series article.

Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, CareerOneStop provides a wealth of information and videos for careers and workforce skills. View over two dozen career videos in this cluster.

CareerOneStop – Explore Careers: Salary Finder 
Browse comparative wage/salary information available by occupation. Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program, a semi-annual survey that provides wage and employment statistics for the nation, each state, and sub-state regions. Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.


Fitness Trainers and Instructors  

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook provides the most current salary and employment projections for this fast-growing career field, which includes but is not limited to personal trainers, yoga teachers, weight-trainers, athletic trainers and sports coaches, and physical education instructors. Be sure to click on each of the 9 tabs in the bar below the “Fitness Trainers and Instructors”.

Guide to Launching Your Healthcare Management Career {NEW!}

Healthcare Management Degree Guide shares 11 chapters on the common traits of successful professionals, the education requirements, information on understanding the industry, and further reading.


Healthcare Support Occupations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational employment statistics by metropolitan areas around the United States and includes industry profiles.


Public Health Online provides information on some of the career paths in this field of work.


Industries at a Glance: Service-Providing Industries 

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics provides information on the service industries, workforce statistics and projections.. Use the left navigational bar (the left margin of the web page) to see various industries.

Job Profile : Hospice Administrator {NEW!}

Read the degree and education requirements, skills, responsibilities, salaries, and pros and cons.

LiveCareer : Interview Q&A: What Are Your Career Goals?  {NEW!}

Points to emphasize and mistakes to avoid.

Mortician helpful information on what high school or college classes will be beneficial for a career as mortician.

Read about numerous careers paths for psychology majors: working in corporate American, research, and helping children.


National Association of Social Workers 

This is a professional association with standards for workers in psychosocial support.

O*NET OnLine – Human Services
This database lists some of the many occupations associated with each career cluster, providing summary information for each occupation regarding qualifications and education requirements, skills, abilities, job zones, common tasks and work activities, work values, work styles, interests, and related occupations.

SportingKid Live: Scott Burrell {NEW!}
In this article, "Putting kids on the path to success: on and off the court" Coach Scott Burrell discusses his experience about motivating children on and off the court.

What Does a Hospital Emergency Preparedness Administrator Do?    {NEW!}
Emergency Management Degree Program Guides shares typical duties, skills, education and training needed for this career.


United Nations 

This 11-page United Nations Fact Sheet provides an overview of some of the careers available in this international peace keeping organization.


This website shows how UNICEF is providing human services for the world.  The extensive information includes podcasts, vodcasts, reports and videos to show what UNICEF is doing. Visit the tab titled, "What we do" to learn more about how UNICEF works around the globe.



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