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Human services specialists provide social services, counseling, and treatment to help people stabilize their lives.
Their clients face immediate challenges ranging from food insecurity to dangerous home situations, as well as acute or chronic physical or mental health issues.
The variety of human services careers available makes this field appealing to many different types of people. There are high-touch careers that involve a high degree of personal interaction with clients; medium-touch careers that are more managerial in nature, and low-touch careers for those who prefer to work behind the scenes.
A high-touch human services career is ideal for those who thrive on person-to-person interaction and are energized by seeing the impact of their work firsthand. Examples include:
A medium-touch career is ideal for those who want managerial careers and still want to be involved with clients. Examples include:
Low-touch human services careers often involve helping organizations build their infrastructure to provide services to people in need. Examples include:
Whether you want to work directly with people in need, lead other service providers, or support social service organizations, Capella University offers an online human services degree that will prepare you for a career that fits you.
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