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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online multidisciplinary human services degree often pursue advocacy, management, planning, and research positions focused on developing stronger communities.

Potential Employment Settings

Child welfare/children's services

  • Adoption agency
  • Group home
  • Residential facility
  • Early intervention program
  • Family preservation agency
  • Therapeutic school/camp

Criminal justice/corrections

  • Police department
  • Community-based living facility
  • Victim service program
  • Court
  • Prison

Educational institutions

  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Community college


  • City, county, state, or federal agency such as the department of health and human services

Health care

  • Senior housing facility
  • Clinic
  • Nursing home
  • Group home
  • Health maintenance organization
  • Hospice program
  • Hospital

Mental health

  • Employee assistance program
  • Community mental health center
  • Residential treatment center
  • Family service agency
  • Managed mental health program
  • Day treatment program

Private sector

  • Religious organization
  • Nonprofit organization

Common Job Titles/Positions

  • Advocate
  • Behavior analyst
  • Behavioral specialist/ consultant
  • Behavioral technician
  • Case coordinator
  • Case manager
  • Child and family service reviewer
  • Community programs director
  • Development director
  • Director of community service
  • Director of office of child support service
  • Director of women's program
  • Education employment counselor
  • Employee assistance program representative
  • Executive director
  • Family activities coordinator
  • Grant writer
  • House manager
  • Housing specialist
  • Human services clinician
  • Instructor
  • Personal service coordinator
  • Project coordinator
  • Program associate
  • Program coordinator
  • Program manager/director
  • Program representative
  • Protective service caseworker
  • Referral specialist
  • Residential counselor
  • Senior center director
  • Social service administrator
  • Social service supervisor
  • Unit supervisor
  • Vocational specialist

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

Master of Science in Human Services Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates of the Master of Science in Human Services degree program have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

Career growth potential 49%Promotional opportunities 41%Salary and benefits 57%

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

Advanced in career or profession 28%Successfully changed careers 14%Obtained a teaching position in higher education 6%Assumed a leadership role 23%Received a promotion 21%

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.