The Human Services major is an academically rigorous program that prepares students for careers in social change. The mission of the Human Services program is to provide students with the theoretical and skill-based background necessary to practice as social professionals in the macro, mezzo, and micro arenas (individuals, communities and policies).
A Human Services student will take courses that are applicable and relevant to the field while honing their skills through our extensive experiential educational opportunities. Through courses, service-learning, co-op and the internship program, students are prepared to work in various capacities including: direct service, counseling, organizational development, political advocacy, community development and nonprofit management.
|Case Worker*:||Grant Writer|
|-Crisis Intervention||Intake Interviewer|
|-Child Care||Life Skills Instructor|
|Community Activist||Management Trainee|
|Community Outreach Coordinator||Occupational Therapist Aide|
|Corrections Officer||Patient Advocate|
|Counselor Aide/ Therapeutic Assistant||Teen Parent Educator|
|-Family and Marriage||Social Service Assistant|
|-Vocational/Educational||Victim Assistance Coordinator|
|– Rehabilitation||Youth or Volunteer Coordinator|
|-Mental Health||Youth Services Coordinator|
|-Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder||Youth Worker|
Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.
This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
|Always Here Home Care||Associates for Human Services, Inc.|
|Arbor Associates, Inc.||BAMS|
|Asian Human Services||Cooperative for Human Services, Inc.|
This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
|HealthCare – Mental Health||Social/Human Services|
These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.
Social Service Administration Intern
Program/Volunteer Coordinator Intern
The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.
Websites for Career Exploration
- Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook
- MassCIS – Massachusetts Information System
- Vocational Biographies (username: NE Univ; password: RAZDE)
Career Development Videos
Building An International Career
Careers in Fundraising & Development
Careers In Public Administration
Careers in Non-Profit 1
Careers in Non-Profit 2
Careers in Non-Profit 3
Careers in Non-Profit 4
Careers in Non-Profit 5
Careers in Non-Profit 6
Careers in Public Health, Part 1
Careers in Public Health, Part 2
Careers in Public Health 1
Careers in Public Health 2
Careers in Public Health 3
Careers in Public Health 4
Careers in Public Health 5
Careers In Think Tanks and Other Research Organizations
Websites for Job Search
Campus Organizations & Activities
- Human Services Organization
- Center of Community Service
- Service Learning
- American Red Cross of Northeastern University
Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.
- American Counseling Association
- American Psychological Association
- American Public Human Services Association
- National Association of Social Workers
- National Human Services Assembly
- National Organization for Human Services
Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.