Human Services

Human Services
The Human Services Career Cluster prepares you for jobs that relate to families and human needs. Whether you want to be a social worker, a childcare provider or a hairdresser, you will be addressing human needs.

This career cluster is organized into seven career pathways:
  • Consumer services
  • Counseling and mental health services
  • Early childhood development and services
  • Family and community services
  • Personal care services


Students in human services learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.

CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:
  • Child care worker
  • Child, family or school social worker
  • Director of childcare facility
  • Preschool teacher
  • Parent educator
  • School counselor
  • Sociologist
  • Social services worker
  • Personal or home care aide
  • Leisure activities counselor
  • Recreation worker
  • Consumer credit counselor
  • Personal financial advisor
  • Consumer goods or services retailing representative or buyer
  • Cosmetologist, hairdresser or hairstylist