In Chapters 1 and 2 of your textbook, you were introduced to career path options and skills needed to be a human service professional. You examined your own beliefs and values about the human service profession, and read about how your personal journey and your reasons for entering the human service profession can impact your work within the field. For this discussion you will be challenged to examine your reasons for choosing to become a human service professional and the qualities you possess that lead you to believe this career is a good fit.
Use the internet and the Purdue Global Library to research career specific practices, specialty areas and professional organizations in the human service profession. Review and connect your research and readings to this discussion.
Please respond to the following:
- Discuss your reasons for choosing the human service field as your future profession.
- What are the skills needed to become an effective human service professional?
- Illustrate how your personal characteristics, beliefs, and values support your future success in the human service field.
- Describe how you can engage in self-exploration to identify your strengths and areas for growth as applied to a career in the human service field.
Please remember to cite your work using APA format when referencing from the text or outside resources.