North Carolina Organization for Human Services

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What is Human Services?

The field of Human Services is broadly defined, uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations. The Human Services profession is one which promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but also by seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery. (National Organization for Human Service)

NC Community College Human Service Programs

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Beaufort County Community College

Carteret Community College

Central Carolina Community College

Central Piedmont Community College

College of the Albemarle

Davidson County Community College

Edgecombe Community College

Forsyth Technical Community College

Gaston College

Guilford Technical Community College

Halifax Community College

Isothermal Community College

Lenoir Community College

Mayland Community College

Mitchell Community College

Montgomery Community College

Nash Community College

Pamlico Community College

Piedmont Community College

Pitt Community College

Randolph Community College

Richmond Community College

Roanoke-Chowan Community College

Sampson Community College

Sandhills Community College

South Piedmont Community College

Southwestern Community College

Stanly Community College

Tri-County Community College

Vance-Granville Community College

Wake Technical Community College

Wayne Community College

Western Piedmont Community College

Wilkes Community College

Source: NC Community College System Office

JOB OUTLOOK

 

Employment of social and human service assistants is projected to grow 17 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. A growing elderly population and rising demand for social services are expected to drive demand for these workers.

An increase in the number of older adults is expected to result in growing demand for social services such as delivery of meals and adult daycare. Because social and human service assistants often arrange for these services, there will need to be more of them to meet this increased demand.

In addition, growth is expected as more people seek treatment for their addictions and more drug offenders are sent to treatment programs rather than to jail. As a result, demand should increase for social and human service assistants who work in treatment programs or work with people with addictions.


 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-and-human-service-assistants.htm (visited March 2, 2021).