Social Work & Human Services Degrees Help You Learn to Help

A college degree in social work and human services is a positive step towards making a career of helping people. Career opportunities include counseling, mental health, psychology, substance abuse case management, and developing, implementing, and maintaining community outreach programs.

Assistance can include finding sources for therapy, housing, food, and employment. You can become an advocate for families who need help getting basic services. You can also work in a school as a counselor, in child and family services, or in healthcare.

A bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement to enter this field. Some positions require a more advanced college degree. Online colleges offer flexibility, allowing those already working in the field to improve their education as they gather practical on-the-job experience.

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