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Human Services

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Human Services Career Cluster Video

Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs.

Employment Outlook

Careers in this cluster fall into the community and social service and the personal care and service occupational groups used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for occupational projections.

Community and Social Service

Employment in community and social service occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 346,900 jobs. Most projected new jobs in this occupational group are in counselor and social worker occupations, as their services will continue to be needed in areas such as drug abuse counseling and rehabilitation counseling, and also for school and career counseling. In addition to counselors and social workers, this group includes religious workers.

Personal Care and Service

Employment in personal care and service occupations is projected to grow 22 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. This employment growth is expected to result in about 841,000 new jobs.

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Each pathway has more specific careers, programs and course plans:


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