Human service workers are trained to provide a wide range of emotional and practical support services aimed at addressing the needs of people who face a variety of challenges in their lives. Human service workers are employed in many different settings that serve the needs of children, adolescents, adults, and families. Human service workers may be found staffing crises lines; supervising young juvenile offenders; working with the elderly to help them maintain their independence; arranging services for homeless families; coordinating recreational services for people with disabilities; providing parent education; counseling and case managing individuals experiencing addiction; and advocating for victims of domestic or sexual violence. Lane's Human Services Program prepares students for entry-level employment in public and private non-profit agencies.
What's the starting pay?
- Average hourly rate in Lane County - $16.00; average annual rate in Lane County - $33,269
- Average hourly rate Statewide - $16.34; average annual rate Statewide - $33,989
Lane’s main campus is tucked into the foothills of the Oregon Cascades, providing a stunning landscape for your education. With incredible resources on campus like advising, tutoring services, the library, and so many more, you have the opportunity to make the most out of your degree. Lane also offers student housing at Titan Court in downtown Eugene, next to our Mary Spilde Center. Ready to learn more? Schedule a campus tour to explore our beautiful campus and amazing facilities.