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Michigan Career Pathway 5: Human Services

Careers in this path are related to economic, political, and social systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services, and personal services.

Is it for you?

Are you friendly, open, understanding, and cooperative? Do you like to work with people to solve problems? Is it important to you to do something that makes things better for other people? Do you like to help friends with family problems? Do you like reading, storytelling, traveling, or tutoring young children? Then this may be the career path for you!

Career Categories

  • Human Services
  • Education
  • Child and Family Services
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Law Enforcement
  • Cosmetologist
  • Social Services

Courses in School

  • History
  • Political Science
  • Social Studies
  • Language Arts
  • Cosmetology
  • Psychology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Child Care

Occupational Outlook Handbook Information on Careers in This Pathway

Management occupations

Social scientists, community and social services occupations

Education, training, library, and museum occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations


Legal occupations

Protective service occupations

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Personal care and service occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations

Last updated Partially updated 23 April 2014