The Human Services Academy is focused primarily on careers that emphasize working with people.
- Civil Service
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Law Enforcement
- Non-Profit Leadership
- Political Scientist
- Public Policy
- Social Worker
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Potential Career Opportunities
Annual Salary: $23,460-$75,574
MN Job Openings thru 2026: 4,198
Bachelor’s Degree required. Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools.
Correctional Officers and Jailer
Annual Salary: $41,683-$70,283
MN Job Openings thru 2026: 2,400
Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point .
Police/Sheriff's Patrol Officer
Annual Salary: $48,380-$100,318
MN Job Openings thru 2026: 3,227
Maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, State, or Federal laws and ordinances. Duties include: patrol a specific area, direct traffic, issue traffic summonses, investigate accidents, apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialist
Annual Salary: $46,467-$104,187
MN Job Openings thru 2026: 1,894
Conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.
Food Service Manager
Annual Salary: $38,355-$84,260
MN Job Openings thru 2026: 1,635
Plan, direct, or coordinate activates of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.
Social and Human Service Assistant
Annual Salary: $25,916-$53,331
MN Job Openings thru 2026: 8,186
Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining benefits and community services or assist social workers in resolving client issues.
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Manager
Annual Salary: $39,520-$122,012
MN Job Openings thru 2026: 2,386
Plan, direct, or coordinate the selling, buying, leasing, or governance activities of commercial, industrial, or residential real estate properties. Includes managers of homeowner and condominium associations, rented or leased housing units, buildings, or land.
Child Care Worker
Annual Salary: $21,736-$36,129
MN Job Openings thru 2026: 25,997
Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.
Human Resources Specialist
Annual Salary: $41,454-$102,377
MN Job Openings thru 2026: 4,542
Bachelor’s Degree required. Perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers.