Human Services

Human service jobs cover a broad, interdisciplinary field where workers focus on mediation and improving quality of life.

There are 45 careers in this industry

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

  • Average Salary:$29,970
  • Most Common Education:Post-secondary certificate

Childcare Workers

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

  • Average Salary:$27,490
  • Most Common Education:High school

Child, Family, and School Social Workers

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.

  • Average Salary:$49,150
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree


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.

  • Average Salary:$49,720
  • Most Common Education:Master's Degree

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

Assess, diagnose, and treat mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests. Help individuals with distress or maladjustment understand their problems through their knowledge of case history, interviews with patients, and theory. Provide individual or group counseling services to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment. May design behavior modification programs and consult with medical personnel regarding the best treatment for patients.

  • Average Salary:$82,510
  • Most Common Education:Doctoral degree

Clinical Neuropsychologists

Assess and diagnose patients with neurobehavioral problems related to acquired or developmental disorders of the nervous system, such as neurodegenerative disorders, traumatic brain injury, seizure disorders, and learning disabilities. Recommend treatment after diagnosis, such as therapy, medication, or surgery. Assist with evaluation before and after neurosurgical procedures, such as deep brain stimulation.

  • Average Salary:$102,900
  • Most Common Education:Not available

Community and Social Service Specialists

All community and social service specialists not listed separately.

  • Average Salary:$47,390
  • Most Common Education:Not available

Community Health Workers

Promote health within a community by assisting individuals to adopt healthy behaviors. Serve as an advocate for the health needs of individuals by assisting community residents in effectively communicating with healthcare providers or social service agencies. Act as liaison or advocate and implement programs that promote, maintain, and improve individual and overall community health. May deliver health-related preventive services such as blood pressure, glaucoma, and hearing screenings. May collect data to help identify community health needs.

  • Average Salary:$46,590
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree


All counselors not listed separately.

  • Average Salary:$45,160
  • Most Common Education:Not available

Credit Counselors

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

  • Average Salary:$47,580
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree