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Public Service Human Services

Public Service

American Sign Language

Coaching

Fire Science

Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice

Careers in this pathway are related to economic, political, and social systems including education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services, and personal services. If you're friendly, open, understanding and cooperative, you might enjoy working with people to help solve problems and improve lives.

Job Outlook

Employment of social and human service workers is expected to grow by 28 percent between now and 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

  • Detective: $69,820*
  • Firefighter: $37,560*
  • Police Officer: $57,880*
*Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program, a semi-annual survey that provides wage and employment statistics for the nation, each state, and sub-state regions.
**Kalamazoo/Portage,MI,2015
***According to www.payscale.com