Human Services Associate Career Outlook

Percent Employed & Percent Furthering Their Education


Graduates Employed

Graduates Furthering Their Education

Northwood Tech 2022-2023
Graduate Follow-Up Survey 

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Employed in a Related Field

Northwood Tech 2022-2023
Graduate Follow-Up Survey

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Average Yearly Salary

Northwood Tech 2022-2023
Graduate Follow-Up Survey


Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Substance Abuse Counselor

Substance Abuse Counselors advise people who suffer from alcoholism or drug addiction. They provide treatment and support to help clients recover from addiction. 

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Human Services Technician

Human Service Technicians provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Case Worker
  • Community Outreach/Support Worker
  • Income Maintenance Worker
  • Human Services/Information and Referral Specialist
  • Intake Worker
  • Prevention Worker
  • Residential Manager
  • Social Services Assistant
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Adult Day Care Worker
  • Counselor Assistant
  • Residential Counselor
  • Youth Care Counselor
  • Family Advocate 
  • Activities Assistant
  • Visitation Worker
  • Program Aide


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Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Human Services Associate associate degree at Northwood Tech, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Hear From Graduates

"Being a retired military veteran of 22 years, I have attended numerous training schools and programs. I can't remember a level of professionalism as high as brought forth by the staff at Northwood Tech. I've seen a genuine commitment to quality education as well as a sincere concern for the success of the student." 

Marty, USCG (retired)


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