• Human Services

    It takes a special kind of person to work in Human Services. Although many jobs in the cluster pay well, those who choose Human Services generally don’t do it for the money. Instead, they are motivated by the desire to assist others. Psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers, health aides, cosmetologists, financial planners, clergy members, and others tend to the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of people in their hometowns. They offer helping hands to everyone from babies in child-care centers to seniors in long-term care facilities. The work is sometimes challenging, but the reward of knowing that you have improved someone’s life is immense. If you feel a calling to serve your fellow men and women, feel comfortable caring for people, or want to improve your community, then Human Services could be the right career cluster for you.

    AchieveTexas in Action: Human Services ©2010 by the Texas Education Agency

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  • Available Pathways & Course Selection: 

    Cosmetology Pathway (Waxahachie CTE): 

    • See counselor for recommended 9th/10th grade options
    • 11th Grade Course: Cosmetology I
    • 12th Grade Course: Cosmetology II 

    Family & Community Services Pathway: 

    • 9th Grade Course: Principles of Human Services
    • 10th Grade Course: Human Growth & Development 
    • 11th Grade Course: Counseling & Mental Health (PAL I)  
    • 12th Grade Course: Family & Community Services (PAL II, AIDE, Partners in PE)
                    **PAL I Prerequisite- Prior Human Services Courses
                            Application process, teacher recommendations, and teacher approval
                    **PAL II - Prerequisite-Prior Human Services Courses
                           Application process, teacher recommendations, and teacher approval


     Career Opportunities:

    • Cosmetologist 
    • Marriage & Family Therapist 
    • Child Care Director