Earning a bachelor's degree in Human Services will set you up for work in entry-level and some advanced positions within many social services programs.

These programs make a difference in our communities and will allow you to pursue a variety of passions, whether it is working with children, connecting the homeless to the resources they need, helping people with disabilities gain independence, ensuring a quality of life for the elderly, supporting those battling addiction, or even making sure our veterans are taken care of.  

Career Highlights



projected job growth for social and community service managers between 2021-2031 (much faster than average)

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

of social and community service managers work in individual and family services, while 11% are employed in nursing and residential care facilities

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Those who have earned a Human Services degree from Elmira College have been able to serve the public through many organizations such as:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
  • Racker Centers
  • Broome County Promise Zone
  • Chenango Valley School District
  • Absolute Care, Three Rivers
  • Alhambra School District
  • ARC of Chemung
  • Aspire Health Alliance
  • Autism Services
  • Central New York Psychiatric Center
  • Community Options
  • Compeer of Greater Buffalo
  • Dolgeville Elementary School
  • Upstate Medical
  • WIC
  • Chemung County Head Start
  • Arnot Health
  • Greater Southern Tier BOCES
  • Economic Opportunity Council
  • Family Services Association of NEPA
  • Family YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties
  • Great Lakes Recovery Center
  • Ontario Community Residence
  • SUNY Binghamton Children's Unit of Treatment and Evaluation
  • The ARC of the United States
  • The Center for Discovery
  • University of Maryland Center for Young Children

Our alumni have worked in positions such as social worker, community support professional, early childhood teacher, senior resident associate, care coordinator, resident service coordinator, case worker, guidance counselor, director of volunteer engagement, fundraising/special events coordinator, crisis clinician, director of social services, family development worker, and program coordinator.


When you're getting ready to put your EC education to work, the Office of Career Services can help!


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