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HSL Career Opportunities

A University of Wisconsin Oshkosh human services leadership (HSL) degree is ideal for anyone who desires a career leading people and organizations to help address social economic and environmental issues at all levels of society.

17% Projected Job Growth by 2029 
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks human services among the most rapidly growing occupations. As the need for social intervention programs increases, there is a great demand for professionals who can work as counselors, case managers and administrators who help tackle life’s challenges in a variety of settings.

Aging and Disability Services

Provides support services, social and vocational training for individuals who are aging or have additional needs.

Proven Career Paths
Advocate, autism therapist, employment and training case manager, job coach, program coordinator, rehabilitation specialist, senior center program manager, victim assistance specialist, vocational counselor, volunteer coordinator and youth service mentor

Business and Community

Prepares emerging leaders for administrative roles in communities, organizations and workplaces.

Proven Career Paths
Administrator, business owner/entrepreneur, child mentor, employment and training manager, family and community partnership director, financial officer, fund developer, grant writer, human resources, job coach, program coordinator, marketing coordinator, policy developer, program manager and volunteer coordinator

Education and Higher Learning

Provides academic support services to all ages and levels within the education system.

Proven Career Paths
Academic advisor, admissions counselor, career services representative, early childhood development specialist, instructor and student services representative

Family and Child Services

Offer a continuum of services designed to ensure children are safe and families have the necessary support to care for their children successfully.

Proven Career Paths
Adoption specialist, advocate, autism therapist, case manager, child protective services, childcare teacher, childhood autism therapist, early childhood education, crisis intervention counselor, program coordinator, guardianship coordinator, student services representative, supervised visitation specialist, victim assistance specialist, volunteer coordinator, youth crisis intervention specialist and youth service mentor

Health and Wellness

Provides preventive, curative, promotional or rehabilitative health and wellness services in a systematic way to people, families or communities.

Proven Career Paths
Alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) specialist, care manager, child protective services case manager, crisis intervention counselor, health educator, hospice caregiver, mental health screener, patient services representative, personal trainer, program coordinator, recovery specialist, victim assistance specialist and volunteer coordinator

Social and Protective Services

Prepares emerging leaders for administrative roles in communities, organizations and workplaces.

Proven Career Paths
Advocate, alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) counselor, child protective services case manager, crisis intervention counselor, economic support specialist, employment and training case manager, intake assessment and evaluation counselor, program coordinator, pre-trial case manager, probation and parole agent, rehabilitation specialist, supervised visitation specialist, various positions throughout the Department of Corrections (DOC) and victim assistance specialist