Human services, social services and public safety | Stark State College | North Canton, Ohio
Human services, social services and public safety

Human services, social services and public safety

Motivated by a desire to serve others and your community?

Enjoy hands-on or field work, planning, organizing, managing and research?

Human and public services are filled with professions for those with a strong desire to help improve people’s lives, making it safer, easier and more fulfilling for others. You can be part of providing vital services, such as public safety, social support, education, employment, utilities, courts, legislation, law enforcement, community food and housing, and emergency and other relief services.

Critical skills and abilities

  • active listening
  • critical thinking
  • deductive reasoning
  • problem sensitivity
  • social perceptiveness

Technical skills and knowledge

  • customer and personal service
  • education and training
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
  • spreadsheet software

Exploratory major

If you know this career community is the right fit for you but you’re unsure of your major, choose the human services, social services and public safety exploratory major to get started in the right direction. Your first 15 credit hours are applicable to all majors within this career community and you’ll get the experience to know which major is right for you.  See admissions to apply.

If you are unsure if this Career Community is right for you, connect with career services to explore your options.

Careers table with wages info

Some local employers with jobs in this Career Community

American Medical Response
City of Akron
City of Canton
CommQuest Services, Inc
Community Caregivers
Haven of Rest
Oriana House
Portage Path Behavioral Health
Stark and Summit county jails
United Health


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