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Human Services Pathway

Human Services is a vast field that describes many very different kinds of occupations. However, there is one common thread that runs throughout the Human Services field and defines it. Human Services are those jobs which provide a service to society.
 

NATIONAL CAREER CLUSTERS

Career Clusters are groupings of careers that have similar characteristics and employment requirements.

Education Career Cluster logo

Includes Careers in:

  • Administration and administrative support
  • Professional support services
  • Teaching and training

See more information on this Career Cluster on the Washington State OSPI website.

Government Career Cluster logo

Includes Careers in:

  • Foreign service
  • Governance
  • National security
  • Planning
  • Public management and administration
  • Regulation
  • Revenue and taxation

See more information on this Career Cluster on the Washington State OSPI website.

Hospitality Career Cluster logo

Includes Careers in:

  • Lodging
  • Recreation, amusement and attractions
  • Restaurants and food and beverage services
  • Travel and tourism

See more information on this Career Cluster on the Washington State OSPI website.

Human Services Career Cluster logo

Includes Careers in:

  • Consumer services
  • Counseling and mental health services
  • Early childhood development and services
  • Family and community services
  • Personal care services

See more information on this Career Cluster on the Washington State OSPI website.

RELATED COURSES

CTE Courses

Education & Training

  • Child Development
  • Teacher Academy

Government & Public Administration

  • Leadership

Hospitality

  • Culinary Foundations
  • Baking & Pastry

Gourmet Foods
International Foods

Human Services

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • AP/IB Psychology
  • Health
  • Independent Living

General Education Courses:

  • Criminology/Criminal Justice
  • Foreign Languages
  • Multicultural/Comparative Ethnic Studies
  • Religions of the World
  • Sociology
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RESOURCES

Program of Study document

Personal Program of Study samples Teaching  PDF  |  Word
Culinary/Food Service  PDF  |  Word

Dual College Credits are available for the following courses:

  • Baking & Pastry
  • Child Development
  • Culinary Foundations
  • Gourmet Foods
  • AP/IB Psychology
  • Teacher Academy

Industry Certification(s) are available in the following courses:

  • Culinary Foundations
  • Teacher Academy

CTE Student Organizations

  • DECA

Career Exploration
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Access Career Videos at the U.S. Department of Labor's website

Browse career profiles by Career Cluster at Washington Career Bridge and the U.S. Department of Labor's O*NET site.

The following courses highlight knowledge and skills important for students in all Pathways

  • Career & College Prep
  • Environmental Science
  • Financial Algebra
  • Health
  • High School Success Seminar
  • JAG-WA
  • Worksite Learning