Career Connection

Let’s make a difference, together.

Human services workers build a stronger tomorrow. It takes a sizeable team of compassionate, strong, big-hearted individuals to serve the thousands of Iowans who depend on direct care for their health and well-being.

Each day in this rewarding career looks a little different. You get to meet someone right where they are and help them get to where they want to be. If you are looking to make an impact and support those who need it most, a future in human services is waiting for you.

Find the perfect fit in human services

When you work in human services, your work does not go unnoticed. Your efforts matter. We know that our world never slows down, and these roles are more important than ever before.

Opportunities to be part of this life-changing work are available in nearly every Iowa town and throughout multiple industries, including rehabilitation centers, youth homes and shelters, hospitals, nursing homes and much more. Our work spans the age and socioeconomic spectrum. 

You can explore the various career paths and training needed to work in this field through online searches. Try searching for “social work career pathway” or “how to become a therapist” to learn more about the education or credentials you may need. Reliable information websites often include those from government, education or healthcare institutions. 

To start your journey to a rewarding career in human services today, try using a popular job-related search term paired with the location where you want to work. For example, if you wanted to work in children’s rehabilitation and recovery in northern Iowa, you might search for “jobs in children’s rehabilitation Mason City Iowa” to see a variety of job listings available now. Other search terms might include “jobs in mental health,” “entry level jobs in social work” or “health and human services careers near me.” Sites like IndeedLinkedInSimplyHired, and ZipRecruiter pull from multiple sites to offer robust lists of job opportunities. Filtering options, such as salary, location, and type of work help to narrow down the results.