Education & Human Services Pathways

Educating the Educators and Helpers

Throughout our lifetime, we will meet people who share their talents by teaching, listening, and helping when we need it most. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is teachers who are leading the way, helping their students to continue their learning during the most challenging circumstances. They are educational heroes.

At the University of Michigan-Flint, our dedicated faculty are preparing educators, social workers, therapists and more to make a difference in their communities. With outstanding academic program options, opportunities for hands-on and engaged learning, students are ready the moment they graduate to be hired into fulfilling careers that have the power to change lives in meaningful ways.


Top 7 Education Careers: Elementary School Teacher, Health Educator, High School Teacher, Middle School Teacher, Preschool Teacher, Sports Coach, Teacher Assistant

Top 10 Social Services Careers: Clinical Social Worker, Lawyer, Marriage and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Nail Technician, Paralegal, Pilot, School Counselor, School Psychologist, Substance Use and Behavioral Disorder Counselor

Bachelor’s Degrees

13% projected social workers employment growth (2019-2029)
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$96,400 median annual wage for school principals (2019)
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12% projected community &
social service employment growth  (2019-2029)
Source: bls.gov