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You care deeply about helping others.
Assisting others as they overcome challenges brings you joy and satisfaction. You want to help others access the resources and support they need.
How do you turn that passion into a career? The options for working in the helping profession are seemingly endless, but if you’ve done some exploration, you know that each professional path requires a different type of educational focus.
What’s the right program for you? Read through the following statements and decide which one most aligns with your goals.
Consider programs focused on behavioral health. There is a continued need for licensed counselors, psychologists, and social workers to help people seeking assistance for marriage and family problems, job stress, addiction, depression, and mental illness.
Consider programs focused on leadership and performance. Professionals with a degree in psychology but without a license can assist organizations and people with performance issues through leadership, coaching, and inspiration. With a deep knowledge of how the mind works and how human behavior shapes interactions, such professionals understand what motivates individuals, groups, and teams to achieve success.
Consider programs focused on education and research. People interested in helping others may decide to work behind the scenes in research, teaching, or developing academic programs.
Consider programs focused on K-12. School counselors, psychologists, and social workers assist young people with their social, emotional, behavioral, and academic challenges making them more resilient as they move into adulthood.
Consider programs focused on human services. Human services professionals help people navigate challenges or chronic situations—like hunger, homelessness, or unemployment—and provide guidance to allow people to move forward with their lives and regain self-sufficiency. In the wider context, human services professionals work in nonprofit or government to promote public policy, legislation, and funding that furthers human services work..
Still not sure how to transform your passion for helping others into a career path?
Sometimes the best way to get to where you want to go is with the help of a trusted advisor. Contact Capella University and you’ll be matched with an enrollment counselor who will ask targeted, thoughtful questions to help you find the career path and program that best fits you.