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By Cheryl Bradt-Hyland MS LCAT HS-BCP, Assistant Academic Chair, Human Services Programs
Like many of you who are entering and/or working in the human
service field, I chose this field because I wanted to make a difference. Most
of us drawn to this career path typically have a strong passion and desire to
engage in meaningful work and to help others.
Having worked as a therapist with many different populations, I found that
I wanted to have more of an impact on how organizations and programs were
developed and run and more importantly, how services to clients were delivered.
Moving into administrative positions enabled me to continue to be an advocate
on a leadership level for those who are often not heard.
There are a number of human service administrative career possibilities, including public administrator, program
director, executive director, grant writer, development director, and
residential or human services manager. These are all typically leadership and management-level
Here is a brief overview of what these positions entail:
All of these positions ensure that the organization is
providing the best possible services to clients.
Some additional encouraging news is that there is an
increasing need for experience human and social services professionals. The Bureau
of Labor Statistics reports “Employment of social and community service managers is projected
to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all
occupations. Employment growth will be driven by increases in the elderly
population, and increases in demand for substance abuse treatment and mental
health and health-related services.”*
as a human service administrator can offer a multitude of personal and
professional rewards. It is truly a gift to work alongside others who share the
same mission, passion, and commitment.
Cheryl Bradt-Hyland is a faculty member at Kaplan
University. The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author
and do not represent the view of Kaplan University.
* Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of
Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 Edition, Social and
Community Service Managers,
long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions,
and do not guarantee actual job growth.
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