Human service

Overview

Are you interested in helping others? Using your special skills and talents for a common good? Solving some of the world’s most complex social issues? Then you’ve landed in the right spot to start exploring careers in the social and human services realms.

While both the social and human services sectors offer a wide range of opportunities for any major, most people have a strong desire to solve problems and make the world a better place — whether that means being a social worker for a local community services agency or a conservation scientist at an environmental advocacy group. The majority of these jobs are in the nonprofit sector and provide opportunities to perform impactful work for a variety of issues.