Human Services

About The Industry

Do you like to help people? Would you enjoy teaching people how to improve their lives? This industry includes careers that involve tending to families and to human needs. Careers in the human services industry involve helping people with a variety of needs, such as counseling and fitness training. Occupations in the human services industry typically require many different levels of education and training, with specific designations ranging from less than a high school diploma and short-term on-the-job training for occupations such as laundry and dry-cleaning workers to a doctoral or professional degree and an internship or residency for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.

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Funeral Service Managers

Industries: Human Services

Plan, direct, or coordinate the services or resources of funeral homes. Includes activities such as determining prices for services or merchandise and managing the facilities of funeral homes.

Education

Associates Degree

Average Salary

$86,210

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Social and Community Service Managers

Industries: Human Services

Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$66,990

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Credit Counselors

Industries: Human Services

Advise and educate individuals or organizations on acquiring and managing debt. May provide guidance in determining the best type of loan and explaining loan requirements or restrictions. May help develop debt management plans, advise on credit issues, or provide budget, mortgage, and bankruptcy counseling.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$49,390

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Loan Counselors

Industries: Human Services

Provide guidance to prospective loan applicants who have problems qualifying for traditional loans. Guidance may include determining the best type of loan and explaining loan requirements or restrictions.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$49,390

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School Psychologists

Industries: Human Services

Investigate processes of learning and teaching and develop psychological principles and techniques applicable to educational problems.

Education

Masters Degree

Average Salary

$64,670

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Clinical Psychologists

Industries: Human Services

Diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests, and formulate and administer programs of treatment.

Education

Doctoral Degree

Average Salary

$64,670

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Counseling Psychologists

Industries: Human Services

Assess and evaluate individuals' problems through the use of case history, interview, and observation and provide individual or group counseling services to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.

Education

Post Doctoral Training

Average Salary

$64,670

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Industrial-Organizational Psychologists

Industries: Human Services

Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.

Education

Doctoral Degree

Average Salary

$90,000

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Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists

Industries: Human Services

Apply theories and principles of neuropsychology to diagnose and treat disorders of higher cerebral functioning.

Education

Post Doctoral Training

Average Salary

$86,750

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Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

Industries: Human Services

Counsel and advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. May counsel individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs.

Education

Masters Degree

Average Salary

$40,590

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Marriage and Family Therapists

Industries: Human Services

Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.

Education

Masters Degree

Average Salary

$65,440

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Mental Health Counselors

Industries: Human Services

Counsel with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. May help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.

Education

Masters Degree

Average Salary

$46,180

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Rehabilitation Counselors

Industries: Human Services

Counsel individuals to maximize the independence and employability of persons coping with personal, social, and vocational difficulties that result from birth defects, illness, disease, accidents, or the stress of daily life. Coordinate activities for residents of care and treatment facilities. Assess client needs and design and implement rehabilitation programs that may include personal and vocational counseling, training, and job placement.

Education

Masters Degree

Average Salary

$32,940

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Child, Family, and School Social Workers

Industries: Human Services

Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$36,510

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Healthcare Social Workers

Industries: Human Services

Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.

Education

Masters Degree

Average Salary

$47,740

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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

Industries: Human Services

Assess and treat individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education.

Education

Masters Degree

Average Salary

$34,560

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Health Educators

Industries: Human Services

Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May serve as a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$55,320

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Social and Human Service Assistants

Industries: Human Services

Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$30,340

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Community Health Workers

Industries: Human Services

Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$37,450

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Clergy

Industries: Human Services

Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.

Education

Masters Degree

Average Salary

$49,750

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Directors, Religious Activities and Education

Industries: Human Services

Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$57,130

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Massage Therapists

Industries: Human Services

Perform therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. May assist in the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength, or propose client therapy plans.

Education

Post Secondary Certificate

Average Salary

$45,280

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First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers

Industries: Human Services

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of personal service workers, such as flight attendants, hairdressers, or caddies.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$37,000

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Spa Managers

Industries: Human Services

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of a spa facility. Coordinate programs, schedule and direct staff, and oversee financial activities.

Education

Post Secondary Certificate

Average Salary

$37,000

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Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants

Industries: Human Services

Provide personal items to patrons or customers in locker rooms, dressing rooms, or coatrooms.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$22,050

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Embalmers

Industries: Human Services

Prepare bodies for interment in conformity with legal requirements.

Education

Associates Degree

Average Salary

$35,980

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Funeral Attendants

Industries: Human Services

Perform variety of tasks during funeral, such as placing casket in parlor or chapel prior to service; arranging floral offerings or lights around casket; directing or escorting mourners; closing casket; and issuing and storing funeral equipment.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$26,930

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Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors

Industries: Human Services

Perform various tasks to arrange and direct funeral services, such as coordinating transportation of body to mortuary, interviewing family or other authorized person to arrange details, selecting pallbearers, aiding with the selection of officials for religious rites, and providing transportation for mourners.

Education

Associates Degree

Average Salary

$46,890

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Barbers

Industries: Human Services

Provide barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, shampooing, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves.

Education

Post Secondary Certificate

Average Salary

$25,460

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Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

Industries: Human Services

Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services.

Education

Post Secondary Certificate

Average Salary

$27,110

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Manicurists and Pedicurists

Industries: Human Services

Clean and shape customers' fingernails and toenails. May polish or decorate nails.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$26,180

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Shampooers

Industries: Human Services

Shampoo and rinse customers' hair.

Education

Post Secondary Certificate

Average Salary

$19,000

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Skincare Specialists

Industries: Human Services

Provide skincare treatments to face and body to enhance an individual's appearance. Includes electrologists and laser hair removal specialists.

Education

Post Secondary Certificate

Average Salary

$36,140

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Childcare Workers

Industries: Human Services

Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$21,920

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Nannies

Industries: Human Services

Care for children in private households and provide support and expertise to parents in satisfying children's physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs. Duties may include meal planning and preparation, laundry and clothing care, organization of play activities and outings, discipline, intellectual stimulation, language activities, and transportation.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$21,920

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Personal Care Aides

Industries: Human Services

Assist the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at the person's home or in a care facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May provide assistance at non-residential care facilities. May advise families, the elderly, convalescents, and persons with disabilities regarding such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household activities.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$21,840

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Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

Industries: Human Services

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills.

Education

Post Secondary Certificate

Average Salary

$39,830

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Residential Advisors

Industries: Human Services

Coordinate activities in residential facilities in secondary and college dormitories, group homes, or similar establishments. Order supplies and determine need for maintenance, repairs, and furnishings. May maintain household records and assign rooms. May assist residents with problem solving or refer them to counseling resources.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$32,980

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Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Industries: Human Services

Operate or tend washing or dry-cleaning machines to wash or dry-clean industrial or household articles, such as cloth garments, suede, leather, furs, blankets, draperies, linens, rugs, and carpets. Includes spotters and dyers of these articles.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$24,230

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Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Industries: Human Services

Press or shape articles by hand or machine.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$21,210

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Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Industries: Human Services

Design, make, alter, repair, or fit garments.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$35,290

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