Unit 9: Seminar Option 2
HN115: Human Services Program and Profession
* Which option did you choose for your Assignment? What did you learn about a career in the human services field through your observation?
I chose option 2 for my assignment because I am unable to visit an agency in my area because I am unable to take off. I learned that a career in human services can be a stressful but rewarding one. I believe that as a human services professional the work would be extremely challenging because you would be dealing with persons with a wide range of issues. You have individuals with mental, social, emotional and financial issues and you have to be able to assess different situations and come up with the correct treatment plan for each individual.
* What are some pros and cons of working in this field?
A pro in working in the human services field for me would be that the job would be rewarding because you would be able to help individuals and families with their needs. A con would be being able to leave work at work and not take the situations home or let them stress you to the point that you take them personal.
* What are some of the resources available through Kaplan’s Career Network?
Some of the resources that are available through Career Network are job searching and a place where you can post questions regarding your job search and get valuable feedback from career specialists.
* Which resources do you plan on taking advantage of?
I plan to ask advice once I start my search for internships and employment in the human services field.