It takes a special kind of person to work in human services. Individuals who choose this pathway tend to be motivated by the desire to assist others. Psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers, health aides, cosmetologists, and others who tend to the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of people are successful in Human Services. They offer helping hands to everyone from babies in child-care centers to seniors in long-term care facilities. The work is sometimes challenging, but the reward of knowing you have improved someone’s life is immense. If you feel a calling to serve others, feel comfortable caring for people, or want to improve your community, then Human Services may be the right career pathway for you.
Career and Technical Student Organization:
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) promotes personal growth and leadership development through unique learning experiences. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.