Human Services Cluster

This career cluster prepares for careers that improve quality of life and promote safe, healthy communities. It includes careers to educate and assist individuals/families with needed counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care, consumer services and financial planning services, housing and nutrition planning.

Typical High School Classes

  • Child Development
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Relationships
  • Fashion Design and Marketing
  • Human Food and Nutrition
  • Nutrition Science
  • Housing and Interior Design
  • Personal Finance

Career & Technical Student Organizations

Get involved with these organizations that support Human Services!

DECA
FCCLA

H3 Occupations & Average Entry Wage

Child, Family and School Social Workers – $33,829
Mental Health Counselors – $31,086
Healthcare Social Workers – $32,936
Social and Community Service Managers – $39,799
Rehabilitation Counselors – $26,457
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists – $45,126
Health Educators – $28,900
Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Counselors – $31,910
Barbers – $22,035
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers – $28,614
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other – $33,727
Clergy – $30,215

Find more H3 jobs at: h3.ne.gov

*This H3 list based on projected highest number of openings in Nebraska through 2024. Source: Nebraska Department of Labor, Office of Labor Market Information

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Education Pathways to begin your career

 

Pathway Certificate Diploma Associate’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree Military
AESTHETITIAN / ESTHETICIAN / ELECTROLYSIS
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELOR
CHILD CARE
COSMETOLOGY / BARBERING
FAMILY SCIENCE
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE TEACHER
FASHION DESIGN
FINANCIAL PLANNING
FUNERAL SERVICE AND MORTUARY SCIENCE
GERONTOLOGY
HUMAN SERVICES / SCIENCES
MASSAGE THERAPY
NAIL TECHNICIAN
NUTRITION, FITNESS AND HEALTH PROMOTION
PSYCHOLOGY
SOCIAL WORK
YOUTH SERVICES / YOUTH MINISTRIES

Check out all education and training options. Entry into these careers may begin with:

  • Apprenticeships
  • On-the-job training
  • Attaining stackable credentials
  • Entry-level employment

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