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Human Services

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov), the median annual wages of social and human service assistants in May 2008 was $27,280. The job outlook is expected to be good, with employment growing much faster than average. Social and human service assistants held about 352,000 jobs in 2008. More than 65 percent were employed in the healthcare and social assistance industries and state and local governments employed almost 24 percent.

Upon graduation you may find a job in a variety of settings including:

  • Drug and alcohol treatment and prevention
  • Family services
  • Parenting education
  • Social service eligibility workers
  • Youth shelters
  • Community health care
  • Juvenile corrections
  • Case management services

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Andrea Hale
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"I chose to attend Allan Hancock College so I could earn my associate in arts degree, obtain my license and become a cosmetologist. I recommend Hancock College because it offers many of the same opportunities as a university and I'm still able to live at home and save money. My classes are really fun and the instructors are easy to work with."
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Last Modified Jan 21, 2014