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Do you like helping people?
Do you like serving your community?

Consider a career in Human Services.

Many people have a "calling" to serve their communities, whether in schools, churches, social agencies, government, or police or fire departments. Those that pursue careers in these fields typically have a high sense of fulfillment and job satisfaction.

Human Services career paths stretch across society:

Police officers and fire-fighters are in high demand, maintaining law and order for our growing population.

Government officials make sure our streets and roads are up-to-date and clean, healthcare is universally available, and our businesses are safe.

Human Service workers care for those less fortunate, are in need of assistance, or want to look and feel healthy.

Teachers educate our children, guiding them through their early years, serving as mentors, and training them on both universal skills like writing, math, and science as well as specific skills to become productive and contributing members of society.

Human Services
Social Worker

As an advanced society, we help people and families in need lead better lives. Careers in the Human Services field include helping people through times of need, giving people food and shelter, or simply making them look and feel their best.

Jobs In Demand:
  • Cosmetologist
  • Counselor
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Social Worker
  • Therapist
Next Ten Years
  • 16.4% Job Growth
  • 36,612 New Job Openings
  • Source: WORKnet Wisconsin
Annual Salary Range
Annual Salary Range
Experience Level Salary Range
Entry-Level

$19,705

Average

$31,635

Experienced

$49,745

Source: WORKnet Wisconsin
Government & Public Administration
group of workers

The government is the number one employer in the county, whether at the federal, state, or local levels. The options are endless: helping people set up their business, administering exams, or creating laws. Government workers are a critical component of our everyday lives and are employable nationwide.

Jobs In Demand:
  • Court Clerk
  • Inspector
  • Legislator/Elected Official
  • Occupational Health & Safety Technician
  • Village Clerk/Manager
Next Ten Years
  • 2.5% Job Growth
  • 4,375 New Job Openings
  • Source: WORKnet Wisconsin
Annual Salary Range
Annual Salary Range
Experience Level Salary Range
Entry-Level

$24,995

Average

$34,095

Experienced

$50,420

Source: WORKnet Wisconsin
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security
two firefighters

There is a constant demand for workers to help uphold our laws, maintain order in our society, and keep people safe. In every community across our country, there are police stations, fire stations, prisons, courtrooms, and organizations that need security to keep things safe.

Jobs In Demand:
  • Correctional Officer
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Fire Fighter
  • Police Officer
  • Security Guard
Next Ten Years
  • 3.5% Job Growth
  • 2,737 New Job Openings
  • Source: WORKnet Wisconsin
Annual Salary Range
Annual Salary Range
Experience Level Salary Range
Entry-Level

$23,897

Average

$42,397

Experienced

$93,147

Source: WORKnet Wisconsin
Education & Training
teacher in front of class of students

Teaching will always be an in-demand and rewarding career path, whether in preschool, elementary school, high school, college, or beyond. A background in education can also lead to becoming a counselor, librarian, coach, and even principal.

Jobs In Demand
  • Administrator
  • Career & Technical Education Instructor
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Social Worker/Counselor
  • Teaching Aide
Next Ten Years
  • 4.9% Job Growth
  • 1,138 New Job Openings
  • Source: WORKnet Wisconsin
Annual Salary Range
Annual Salary Range
Experience Level Salary Range
Entry-Level

$25,235

Average

$45,480

Experienced

$79,530

Source: WORKnet Wisconsin

Pathway Specfic Courses

Course Number Course Name Department Prerequisite Suggested Grade Level(s)
1450 Child Development Family and Consumer Sciences 9,10,11,12
1421 Assistant Child Care Teacher Family and Consumer Sciences 11,12
1417 Fashion and Design Family and Consumer Sciences 9,10,11,12
1419 Advanced Fashion and Design Family and Consumer Sciences 9,10,11,12
1428 Interior Design Family and Consumer Sciences 9,10,11,12
1615 Oral/Interpersonal Communication (Language Focus) English 10,11,12
1672 Public Speaking (Language Focus) English 10,11,12
1666 Written Communication (Language Focus) English 10,11,12
1420(S1) / 1423(S2) Work Experience (1 Period) Work-Based Learning/Miscellaneous 11,12
1474(S1) / 1413(S2) Work Experience (2 Periods) Work-Based Learning/Miscellaneous 11,12
1432(S1) / 1414(S2) Work Experience (3 Periods) Work-Based Learning/Miscellaneous 11,12
Youth Apprenticeship Work-Based Learning/Miscellaneous 11,12
1738 Algebra 2 Mathematics 10,11,12
2828 Office Aide Work-Based Learning/Miscellaneous 10,11,12
2820 Teacher Aide - Elementary Work-Based Learning/Miscellaneous 11,12
2136 Economics Social Studies 10,11,12
2156 Civics Social Studies 10,11,12
2127 AP U.S. Government and Politics Social Studies 10,11,12
2141 AP Psychology Social Studies 10,11,12
2142 Psychology of a Serial Killer Social Studies 11,12
2146 Introduction to Sociology Social Studies 11,12
2830 Teacher Aide Work-Based Learning/Miscellaneous 10,11,12