Human Services

This Career Cluster includes, but is not limited to studies in education, counseling, cosmetology/barbering, and mortuary science. Students with a solid background in math, science, technical skills, and communication have the opportunity to pursue a career in Human Services.


Location of Program Offerings

  • Breithaupt Career and Technical Center (BCTC)
  • Crockett Career and Technical Center (CCTC)


Program(s) of Study

  • Cosmetology (BCTC/CCTC)


Postsecondary Options


Upon graduation, students have the option of pursuing postsecondary education or entering the workforce in career areas such as: Teaching, School/Career Counselor, Social/Human Service Assistant, Barber/Cosmetologist, an Funeral Director just to name a few.

Analysts predict an average increase of 18% for individuals employed with the Human Services industry within the next 10 years.


Career Options 2008 Statistics Projected 2018 Statistics Median Salary % Change
Teacher 3,476,200 3,944,900 $47,100 13% Increase
Social/Human Service Assistant 352,000 431,500 $27,280 23% Increase
Barber/Cosmetologist 821,900 987,400 $22,369 20% Increase
Counselor 665,600 782,200 $51,050 18% Increase
Funeral Director 30,000 33,600 $52,210 12% Increase