Family studies majors work with families and children in social service agencies, extension services, and careers related to early childhood care and development. The field is devoted to enhancing relationships among individuals, families, and communities. Professionals in this field are concerned with the strength and vitality of families and the development of policies that support families and communities. The following occupations represent some career opportunities available to family studies majors. Some will require additional education. For more information visit the Career Center in Lucina 220.
Adult Daycare Aide Adult Educator Camp Director Career Counselor Career Guidance Counselor Child Advocate Child Life Specialist Child Protective Services Specialist Child Welfare Worker Children’s Program Director College Instructor Community Center Director Daycare Center Director Drug and Alcohol Counselor Elder Care Aide Employment Counselor Family Counselor Family Financial Planner Family Life Educator Human Resources Specialist Human Services Administrator Juvenile Court Caseworker Marriage and Family Therapist MediatorPatient Relations Representative Personal/Home Care Aide Preschool TeacherPublic Relations Specialist Recreation DirectorRecreation Therapist Social Caseworker Social Worker Teacher Writer, Educational Materials Youth Counselor
Resources available in the Career Center, Lucina 220:
Careers in Child Care (OCC 34.8)Careers in Focus: Family and Consumer Sciences (OCC 78)Careers in Focus: Geriatric Care (OCC HEAL 22)Careers in Focus: Therapists (OCC HEAL 56)Careers in Social and Rehabilitation Services (OCC 196)Career Opportunities in Education (OCC EDU 4)Opportunities in Counseling and Development Careers (OCC 51)Opportunities in Gerontology and Aging Services (OCC HEAL 24)Opportunities in Social Work Careers (OCC 198)
BSU Dept. of Family and Consumer Sciences: http://www.bsu.edu/fcs/ Great Links to Explore (BSU Career Center) American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences: http://www.aafcs.org/America’s Career InfoNet: http://www.acinet.org/Employment Outlook: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0854971.htmlIndianaINTERNnet: http://www.indianaintern.net/home.aspInternships.com InternshipsUSA.com Vault Career InsiderO*NET: http://online.onetcenter.orgOccupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/Salary.com: http://www.salary.comVolunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.org
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