Choosing a major is an important step in choosing a rewarding career. With Upper Iowa University’s human services major, you will enter a rewarding and fulfilling career that offers the opportunity to support and advocate for those in the community.
Human Services Careers
A human services degree from UIU provides countless career opportunities at both the state and local level. With a human services career, you have the opportunity to work with individuals and the community by providing easier access to assistance programs, offering support and improving the quality of life for those in need.
Human Services careers include a wide variety of services such as individual and family services, mental health, substance abuse, gerontology, social work, criminal justice and corrections and child welfare.
Human Services Job Outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in human services are expected to grow nearly 23% between 2008 and 2018, a faster growth than many other occupations. Although the annual wages for human services careers vary, below are some average salaries for human services jobs:
- Individual and family services – $28,340
- Mental health and substance abuse facilitator – $24,770
- Rehabilitation services - $26,110
- State government agency workers - $35,810
- Local government agency workers - $34,130
- Agencies, brokerages and other insurance-related positions - $46,480
Top paying states for a career in human services include:
Human Services Courses
For a complete list of UIU human services courses, take a look at the current human services page.