Counseling, Helping, and Social Service

Career Guide

Counseling, helping, and social service careers strive to give clients support and improve their well-being and quality of life. Depending on the job title, clients may range from children to seniors and topics may include diverse issues such as abuse, mental health, ministry, marriage and family, education, and many more.

Designing your major

Your major may be indirectly or directly related to your career choice, and it’s only one of many pieces to finding a good career fit. There are many majors that are related to counseling, helping, and social service, including:

Learn about careers in the field

  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Cyber Crime and Digital Evidence Specialist
  • Healthcare Social Worker
  • Social Justice Educator
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Clergy
  • Health Educator
  • Child Welfare Specialist
  • Patient Support Advocate
  • Dentist
  • Career Counselor
  • Youth Center Director
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Probation Officer
  • Safety Coordinator
  • Occupational Therapist
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Interested in graduate school?

In this field, some common graduate school programs may include social work, recreation therapy, counseling psychology, and many more!

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There are many ways to explore careers, through research, gaining experience, and talking with other people. Your career coach is here to mentor you and help you find ways to explore that fit you best.