Do you have a kind heart and the drive to make a powerful, positive impact on others? A career in human services may be your calling. Our Human Services Associate’s degree can be completed in as few as 18 months and can put you on the fast track to earning your Human Services Bachelor’s degree in another 18 months.* In our Human Services programs, you can help move your career forward while being an integral part of change in the lives of others.
In our Associate’s degree level, you’ll focus on working with others to develop empathy and your ability to communicate with diverse populations. You will understand the role of human services in healthcare and practice the important skill of objective and professional writing. You’ll be prepared for a rewarding career, making a difference in the lives of others as a social services specialist, care coordinator or community support coordinator/specialist.
As you ladder into the Bachelor’s degree, you’ll benefit from an internship or capstone project and prepare to make your impact in roles such as social services manager or community services manager in settings including advocacy organizations, rehabilitation services, public assistance programs, health facilities, nonprofit organizations and government entities.
To offer a more flexible schedule and help you save money, we offer Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional courses and optional, self-directed assessments as a Human Services major to earn your degree with more flexibility and affordability.
The Human Services Bachelor’s degree also prepares you to further your education with the Rasmussen College Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA).
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Gain In-Field Human Services Skills Employers Seek
Through career-focused curriculum and practical, real-world scenarios in your Human Services courses online, you can prepare for a successful career in the human services field. Our online Human Services degree program is designed to help you gain relevant skills employers seek, including:
Interpersonal Skills & Working with Others
Self-reflection and development strategies will be utilized to forge strong relationship management. Learn to work with diverse populations and gain the tools to know yourself—in order to be effective in working with others.
Organization and Leadership
Examine the structure of community organizations, and how systems are affected and populations are served.
Crisis Response Strategies
Gain an understanding of the impact and response to crisis situations including stress, assault, substance abuse and loss and the roles and relationships of victims, police officers, nurses and counselors.
Real Case Scenarios
Learn to handle various, difficult situations through real-world scenarios. You’ll be presented with many opportunities to work through similar situations to those you will encounter in the field of Human Services.
Our Grads Work Across Industries
Graduates from our School of Health Sciences programs are working for leading industries, including:*
- Health Systems
- Hospitals & Clinics
- Local & State Government
- Public & Community Health
- Social Services
117 Years of Successful Graduates
At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.
*Industry information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the industries shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities within these industries will be available.
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Human Services Program Entry Requirements
Both Associate’s degree and Bachelor’s degree students must successfully pass a criminal background check. In addition, Bachelor’s degree-completion program students must hold a conferred Associate’s degree from an accredited institution as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or students must have successfully completed 90 quarter or 60 semester credits of college-level coursework with a grade “C” or higher as well as successfully passing a criminal background check. Please contact us to learn more.
How Much Could You Earn as a Human Services Professional?
In-Demand Career Options for Your Future
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.* Here is the average salary by percentile and projected job growth for human services professionals:
|Job Title(s)||10th Percentile||25th Percentile||50th Percentile||Job Growth (By Year 2026)|
|Social and Community Service Managers||$39,730||$49,800||$64,100||18%|
|Community and Social Service Specialists All Others||$25,530||$32,170||$41,570||16%|
|Social and Human Service Assistants||$21,480||$26,130||$33,120||16%|
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed June 19, 2018] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed October 31, 2017] www.bls.gov/ooh/. BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
How Much Will it Cost?
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We Help Make College Affordable
At Rasmussen College, we believe higher education should be a successful investment. That’s why we offer affordable options that make earning your degree attainable. See how you can save:
- Flex Choice® learning option
- Loans and Grants
- Scholarship Opportunities
- Corporate and Military Discounts
- Seamless transfer policies
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:
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Time to Complete
Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.