Social services is a booming industry, projected to grow by 12 percent from 2014 to 2024 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). And as a popular career field for people who want to help others, the competition for social worker jobs can be stiff. That’s why finding a specialty, or job niche, could help you stand out from the crowd with specific skills for a specific industry.
Turns out, healthcare is also a booming industry. According to the BLS, occupations and industries related to healthcare are projected to add the most new jobs between 2014 and 2024. So if you combine the job growth projections of social work and the healthcare industry, you have a great niche market in which to build a career. Earning a degree in Health and Human Services can allow you to take advantage of this opportunity.
What kind of training does a degree in Health and Human Services include? It’s based on providing social services to people in need, within the context of the healthcare industry. That means you may be trained for counseling, listening skills, family dynamics, research and other ways to help people in need. Learning medical terminology and the basics of the healthcare industry are likely to be topics of your coursework as well.
If you’re looking for a way to stand out in the social services industry by specializing in a niche industry, a degree in Health and Human Services may be a good match for you.
Originally posted: July 27, 2015
Last updated: January 6, 2017