Human Services

It Takes a Village

From family and community services to education and training, you can play a role in helping children, families, or school communities succeed.

Which pathway is offered?

Human & Social Sciences—This pathway helps students develop skills related to social services, including counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care, and consumer services.

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*

Examples of jobs include:

  • Social worker
  • Behavior specialist
  • Foster care social worker
  • Mental health counselor
  • Preventive services caseworker
  • Family advocate
  • Therapist
  • Child protective services worker

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.

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What could my future look like with this career?**


**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.

Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?***

  • TSIC–Human and Social Science
  • Registered Behavior Technician
  • OSHA–10 hour
  • CareerSafe Employability Skills

***Timing for sufficient exam preparation, necessary prerequisites, and exam fees vary per specific certification. Students should check with their school counselor for details on exam fee coverage opportunities. Many Microsoft®️ Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who participate in the program for at least two years will have further preparation for certification testing.