Human Services Associate Career Outlook

Percent Employed




WITC Human Services Associate Graduate Survey Responses 2015-2016

Employed in Related Field


Employed in a Related Field


WITC Human Services Associate Graduate Survey Responses 2015-2016

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$24,958 - $43,822

Range of Yearly Salary





Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Substance Abuse Counselor

Substance Abuse Counselors advise people who suffer from alcoholism or drug addiction. They provide treatment and support to help clients recover from addiction. 

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Human Services Technician

Human Service Technicians provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Case Worker 

  • Community Outreach/Support Worker

  • Income Maintenance Worker

  • Human Services/Information and Referral Specialist

  • Intake Worker

  • Prevention Worker

  • Residential Manager

  • Social Services Assistant

  • Volunteer Coordinator

  • Adult Cay Care Worker

  • Counselor Assistant

  • Residential Counselor

  • Youth Care Counselor

  • Family Advocate

  • Activities Assistant

  • Visitation Worker

  • Program Aide

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Human Services Associate associate degree at WITC, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Articulation Agreements

The Human Services Associate program at WITC has articulation agreements with The College of St. Scholastica+, Lakeland University, UW-Barron County, UW-Eau Claire+, UW-Green Bay, UW-Oshkosh+, UW-Stout+, UW-Superior+.

The colleges listed above have developed an associate degree to bachelor degree Articulation Agreement with WITC (Colleges with a + have a transfer agreement directly related to the Human Services and/or similar programs such as Social Work, Human Services, and Human Development & Family Studies; Other Bachelor Degree programs vary); other colleges may accept WITC credits upon a transcript review.

Potential careers available with further education include:

  • Social Worker
  • Social and Community Services Manager

Potential Starting Wages:

  • $27,910–$51,510

Hear From Graduates

"Being a retired military veteran of 22 years, I have attended numerous training schools and programs. I can't remember a level of professionalism as high as brought forth by the staff at WITC. I've seen a genuine commitment to quality education as well as a sincere concern for the success of the student." 

Marty, USCG (retired)

The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2016 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled August 2017. 


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