A silent army of good souls: That’s what you might call thousands of human service providers working in Milwaukee’s social services agencies; focusing on the needs of the mentally disabled, low-income families, substance abusers or the homeless.
Many are called to such work but quickly realize they need education and training on the fundamentals of running human services programs. If you’re an adult who has considered such a career the challenge of balancing your existing schedule with school is no small thing.
In Milwaukee one of the options available for achieving a Bachelor’s or Master degree in Human Services is Springfield College. In the 2012 edition of “Best Colleges,” by U.S. News Media Group the college is ranked in the top tier in its category.
Their new campus facility is conveniently located in the center of the Milwaukee’s business district and Springfield College is fully accredited and offers accelerated bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Human Services. There it is possible to earn a degree in 16 to 24 months by attending weekend classes.
Springfield College is among the most affordable private colleges in the Milwaukee area and financial aids and scholarships are available to qualified students. Their weekend class schedule makes it possible for busy working adults to balance the demands of work, family, and community involvement while earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
Undergraduate credits can be earned for work experience, professional training, and certifications, and can be used toward completion of the bachelor’s degree. And if you’ve already earned previous college credits they will allow you to transfer up to 72 credits from regionally accredited institutions and use them toward a bachelor’s degree.
Perhaps the best thing about earning a degree in human services is the enrichment and life-changing experience that comes from community-based, real-world focused, and applied curriculum. It is clear that Springfield College provides a rich learning environment where classroom and community experience are intertwined.
If you’re thinking about joining that silent army of good souls you may want to know that with regard to the nation’s job outlook, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has ranked the human services occupation among the most rapidly growing in the country.