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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People likely to choose an online human behavior degree include behavioral science, education, psychology, or social service professionals pursuing leadership, management, or consulting positions in social and behavioral service or advocacy organizations.

Potential Employment Settings

Child welfare/children's services

  • Adoption agency
  • County health department
  • Department of social service
  • Early intervention program
  • Family preservation agency

Criminal justice/corrections

  • Community-based living facility
  • Court
  • Juvenile justice program
  • Police department
  • Prison

Educational institutions

  • Community college
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • P—12 school


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

Health care

  • Health maintenance organization
  • Hospice program
  • Senior housing facility

Mental health

  • Community mental health center
  • Family service agency
  • Managed mental health program
  • Partial (day treatment) hospital
  • Psychiatric hospital
  • Residential treatment center

Private sector

  • Church or other religious organization
  • Employee assistance program
  • Nonprofit organization

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Academic advisor
  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Care center manager
  • Case manager
  • Child advocate
  • Child care provider
  • Consultant
  • Employee assistance program manager
  • Family advocate
  • Group home manager
  • Intake coordinator
  • Learning center manager
  • Nonprofit coordinator or manager
  • Program administrator
  • Program coordinator
  • Program evaluator
  • Psychiatric assistant
  • Rehabilitation supervisor
  • Residential director
  • Social services supervisor

*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.

†Most positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

Master of Science in Studies in Human Behavior Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates of the Master of Science in Studies in Human Behavior 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 52%Promotional opportunities 47%Salary and benefits 45%

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 35%Successfully changed careers 22%Obtained a teaching position in higher education 4%Assumed a leadership role 24%Received a promotion 19%

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.