Career Opportunities

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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Jesus Vivar

Jesus Vivar
Computer Science Student

The first engineering class I took at Allan Hancock College was really challenging for me, but I thanked the counselor who showed me the way to the MESA program. There I was overwhelmed by all the resources offered and especially by all the students taking the same classes. Study groups with MESA students really made it easier for me to achieve. I am happy to say that I made it this far not only because of my determination to achieve a higher education, but also because of the wonderful people that I met at Hancock who encourage students to go the extra mile and accomplish their dreams.
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Last Modified Jul 13, 2016