Do you enjoy helping others and working with people? A career in the behavioral sciences may be right for you!


Jackson College’s new behavioral science certificate program can lead to helping careers in the human services field.

Certificate Program

For those with a passion for helping people, working in behavioral and human services offers a rewarding career. The study of behavioral sciences can help students build the knowledge and skills they need to work with people in many public outreach organizations. Jobs involve working with others and helping them to resolve issues, better connect to others, find necessary services and boost everyday life skills.

This certificate is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year institutions as psychology majors and also meets several general education requirements for an Associate of Arts degree. Certificate graduates could also find work as clinic technicians in human services fields. Students choose a focus area based on transfer and career goals, including psychology, sociology, political science and law enforcement. Students should verify requirements with their transfer institutions.

Jobs in human services and behavioral health are expected to increase in coming years. To be a success, students should possess compassion, interpersonal skills, communication and listening skills, and problem-solving skills. With the certificate, students may find work as human services or social services assistants, with median wages averaging about $30,140 annually, or psychiatric technicians, $34,410 annually.

Speak with a student success navigator to learn more. To get started, visit Jackson College Admissions.