What characteristics and skills do I need to work in this field?
Professionals with a focus on behavioral and social sciences often must be compassionate in working with individuals facing stressful situations. Communication skills are of the utmost importance as counselors need to be able to express ideas and information to their clients in a way that can be easily understood.
Good listening skills are essential, and counselors must be patient and able to remain calm when working with all types of clients, including those who may be distressed or angry. They must be organized in dealing with paperwork and be able to manage their time well while dealing with a multitude of clients. Problem-solving skills are also important.
What does Trident Technical College offer?
The Behavioral and Social Sciences department offers courses in anthropology, psychology and sociology. Our faculty are made up of highly qualified professionals whose focus is teaching and helping the student succeed in the classroom.
Where can I work?
Professionals in the behavioral and social sciences field often have careers working with community health, ethnic studies, gerontology or health services management. Therefore, they work in hospitals, schools, businesses, law enforcement, counseling or social services centers.