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Human Services

Human Services

American Sign Language


Culinary Arts & Sustainable Food Systems

Fire Science

Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice

Sustainable Brewing

Careers in this path are related to economic, political, and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services, and personal services.

Is this Career Path for You?

Are you friendly, open, understanding, and cooperative? Do you like to work with people to solve problems? Is it important to you to do something that makes things better for other people? Do you like to help friends with family problems? Do you like reading, storytelling, traveling, or tutoring young children? This could be your career path!

Job Outlook

Employment of social and human service assistants is expected to grow by 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth is due to an increase in the elderly population and a rising demand for health care and Social services.

Average Salaries

  • Social Worker: $42,480*
  • Police Officer: $55,010*
  • Detective: $62,100*
  • Firefighter: $45,250*
  • Chefs and Head Cooks: $42,500**
  • Agricultural and Food Science Technicians: $34,800**
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013
**CareerOneStop, www.careeronestop.org, sponsored by the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration