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1 RESEARCHING CAREERS IN THE HUMAN SERVICES INDUSTRY Practicum in Human Services

2 COPYRIGHT Copyright © Texas Education Agency, These Materials are copyrighted © and trademarked as the property of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and may not be reproduced without the express written permission of TEA, except under the following conditions: 1) Texas public school districts, charter schools, and Education Service Centers may reproduce and use copies of the Materials and Related Materials for the districts and schools educational use without obtaining permission from TEA. 2) Residents of the state of Texas may reproduce and use copies of the Materials and Related Materials for individual personal use only, without obtaining written permission of TEA. 3) Any portion reproduced must be reproduced in its entirety and remain unedited, unaltered and unchanged in any way. 4) No monetary charge can be made for the reproduced materials or any document containing them; however, a reasonable charge to cover only the cost of reproduction and distribution may be charged. Private entities or persons located in Texas that are not Texas public school districts, Texas Education Service Centers, or Texas charter schools or any entity, whether public or private, educational or non-educational, located outside the state of Texas MUST obtain written approval from TEA and will be required to enter into a license agreement that may involve the payment of a licensing fee or a royalty. For information contact: Office of Copyrights, Trademarks, License Agreements, and Royalties, Texas Education Agency, 1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX ; phone ; Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 2

3 16 CAREER CLUSTERS 3 Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

4 HUMAN SERVICES Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 4 The Cluster icon above is used with permission of the States Career Clusters Initiative, For more information visit

5 HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS OF STUDY Consumer Services Counseling and Mental Health Services Early Childhood Development & Services Family and Community Services Personal Care Services 5 Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

6 HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS OF STUDY Consumer Services Counseling and Mental Health Services Early Childhood Development & Services Family and Community Services Personal Care Services 6 Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

7 PROGRAMS OF STUDY Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 7 Image: AchieveTexas in Action

8 CAREER CHOICES 25 Careers in the Human Services Cluster Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 8

9 CONSUMER SERVICES Financial Managers Housing Sales Representatives in Housing Apparel Sales Managers in Apparel Employee Benefits Representatives Hospital Patient Accounts Representatives Customer Service Representatives Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 9

10 COUNSELING AND MENTAL HEALTH Marriage and Family Therapists Career Coaches School Counselors/Psychologists Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors Mental Health Counselors Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 10

11 EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICES Directors, Childcare Facilities Directors Assistant Directors, Childcare Facilities Assistant Directors Elementary School Counselors Preschool Teachers Educators for Parents Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 11

12 FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES Dietitians Geriatric Care Managers Social and Community Services Managers Social Services Workers Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.. 12

13 PERSONAL CARE SERVICES Cosmetologists Nail Technicians, Manicurists and Pedicurists Skin Care Specialists/Estheticians Electrolysis Technicians Funeral Directors/Morticians Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 13

14 PROJECTION OF 10 FAST-GROWING CAREERS IN HUMAN SERVICES IN TEXAS Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 14 Image: AchieveTexas in Action

15 HOURLY WAGES FOR 10 OF THE TOP-PAYING CAREERS IN THE HUMAN SERVICES CLUSTER IN TEXAS Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 15 Image: AchieveTexas in Action

16 CAREERS IN HUMAN SERVICES Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 16

17 CAREER FAIR EXPO Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 17

18 WHY HOST A CAREER FAIR AT OUR SCHOOL? Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 18 Showcase careers in Human Services Introduce students to careers related to their coursework Provide opportunities to develop skills and network with potential employers Bring campus-wide visibility to Family and Consumer Sciences Develop a comradery with other groups on campus

19 TIPS FOR A SUCCESS CAREER FAIR Identify the goals and objectives of the career fair Obtain prior approval from school administrators Develop a checklist of jobs and assignments A large job fair could run from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. or 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Provide an evaluation form Develop a budget for career fair Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 19

20 TIPS FOR A SUCCESS CAREER FAIR Develop a theme for the event Encourage participation from other groups at school such as: Culinary Arts Art Department Science Department Math Department English Department Other Practicum courses Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 20

21 QUESTIONS? Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 21

22 REFERENCES AND RESOURCES Images: Microsoft Clip Art: Used with permission from Microsoft. Textbooks: Kimbrell., & Vineyard, (2003). Succeeding in the world of work. New York: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill. Littrell. (2006). From school to work. (6th ed.). Tinley Park: Goodheart-Willcox Company. Websites: AchieveTexas in Action A college and career planning guide. AchieveTexas College and career initiative providing teacher and student resources for career planning. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 22

23 REFERENCES AND RESOURCES Americas Career Research Network Americas Career Resource Network (ACRN) consists of state and federal organizations that provide information, resources, and training on career and education exploration. The network is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and operates in every state and territory. Occupational Outlook Handbook Teachers Guide Occupational Outlook Handbook The nations premier source for career information. Mapping Your Future Here you can explore careers, prepare for college (help with selecting a school and applying for admission), pay for college (financial aid) and manage your money (student loans and more). YouTube: Childhood Interests Can Help You Find the Right Career Learn how listening to your inner child can help you find the right career. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 23


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