Careers in health and human services
Although there are similarities, careers in HHS are different than those in public health or social work. Public health jobs typically focus on regulatory, legislative, or environmental issues, while HHS specialists use this knowledge to educate and serve others. Careers in health and human services also go beyond direct individual care. HHS professionals are leaders who often coordinate the delivery of healthcare and focus on broader scale work within the community.
The need for well-trained individuals in the diverse field of health and human services is rising across the United States. Graduates may pursue employment as:
- Health educators;
- Community health managers;
- Case managers;
- Child welfare specialists;
- Elder care services workers; and
- Non-profit program directors.
At Marian University, our curriculum equips students with the skills needed for successful careers. Courses such as microbiology, human growth and development, and general human physiology provide students with the fundamental knowledge needed for their future positions, while classes in leadership, interprofessional communications, and global health issues and intervention help students become influential leaders in their field.
For more examples of courses we offer in this program, visit our degree requirements page.
Earn your bachelor’s in health and human services completely online at Marian!
Marian University’s health and human services degree can be completed entirely online and classes are offered year-round, making it easy for busy adults to enroll. Interested in learning more about the program? Request more information today or call (317) 955-6578 to speak with an advisor.