With an online BS in Human Services degree from Walden, you can enhance your ability to find a meaningful career that allows you to make a difference in people’s lives—while opening the door to potential career and earnings growth options.

Gain a Competitive Edge

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the number of social and human services assistants is expected to grow by nearly 22% by 2022, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. This is due in large part to the aging population and increased demand for mental health and substance abuse treatment.*

Increase Your Earnings Potential

With your Walden degree in hand, you have the opportunity to raise your earnings potential over the course of your career.

  • According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, education pays off in higher earnings and lower unemployment rates. People with college and graduate degrees typically fare best in both categories.
  • Lifetime earnings for those with a bachelor’s degree typically exceed earnings for high school graduates by 65%.

Expand Your Career Options

Walden’s BS in Human Services degree can help prepare you for a such careers as:§

  • Community support worker
  • Mental health support or aide
  • Community activist
  • Child advocate
  • Parole officer

Other possible areas of employment include hospitals, schools, and private or government human services agencies.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition,” on the Internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-and-human-service-assistants.htm (viewed online February 10, 2015). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Employment Projections, 2013,” on the Internet at www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm (viewed online February 10, 2015). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

College Board, “Education Pays: The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society,” Trends in Higher Education Series, 2013, on the Internet at http://trends.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/education-pays-2013-full-report-022714.pdf (viewed online March 2, 2015).

§Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Testimonials

Mildred Peyton

Mildred Peyton

PhD in Human Services Graduate
Walden University is a powerful social change agent in the lives of its students as well as the global community.
Walden’s accreditation was the most important factor in deciding where to go. Employers and community members need to be assured you received a high-quality education, experience, and degree.
Soon after graduating, I was thrilled to join the faculty of the first fully online social work program at Walden University as a contributing member. In that role, I was able to set the tone of a scholar-practitioner.
Sha-Rhonda M. Davis PhD in Human Services Student
ShaRhonda M. Davis
Tomica Buford MS in Mental Health Counseling Graduate
Tomica Buford
Bernadette Marson PhD in Human Services Graduate
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