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.