Numerous potential career paths are available to graduates of our department!

Consumer Economics and
Family Financial Counseling

  • Business, Consumer, & Family Resource Services Provider
  • Faith-Based Counselor
  • Healthcare & Family Wellness Advisor
  • Writing & Communication Expert
  • Personal Financial Adviser
  • Budget Analyst
  • Financial Consultant
  • Estate and Trust Specialist
  • Tax Advisor
  • Governmental Regulatory Agent
  • Family Financial Counselor
  • Government & Public Policy
  • Revenue Cabinet Officer
  • Financial Manager
  • Loan Officer
  • Family Financial Planner
  • Financial Analyst
  • Retirement Adviser
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Private Wealth Adviser

Family Sciences

Also see Exploring Careers in Family Science

Services

  • Employee Assistance
  • Corporate Childcare
  • Family Financial Counseling & Planning
  • Vocational Guidance
  • Consumer Protection
  • Family Resource Management
  • Food Assistance
  • Child and Family Poverty Research
  • Work Life Balance
  • Family Business Consultation
  • Academic Advising

Community-Based Social Services

  • Youth Development Programs
  • Adoption Agencies
  • Foster Care
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention & Assistance
  • Family Preservation
  • Welfare Assistance
  • Vocational Rehabilitation & Job Training
  • 4-H Youth Development
  • YMCA/YWCA
  • Scouting Programs
  • After-school Programs
  • Adult Day Care
  • Gerontology Programs

Education

  • Public Schools
  • Cooperative Extension
  • University & Colleges
  • Research
  • Family Life Education
  • Community Education
  • Parent Education
  • Family Peace & Justice Education
  • Children’s Museum Education
  • Marriage & Family Enrichment & Education
  • High School Guidance Counseling
  • Program & Curriculum Development
  • College Student Life Programs

Family Intervention

  • Individual & Family Therapy
  • Case Management
  • Crisis & Hotline Services
  • Court-Mandated Parent Education
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Abuse Protection Services
  • Sexual Violence Prevention
  • Drug & Alcohol Prevention
  • Residential Treatment Programs
  • Victim/Witness Support Services

Faith-Based Organizations

  • Clergy
  • Family Mentor
  • Parent Education
  • Youth Programs
  • Budgeting and Money Management
  • Marriage and Relationship Programs

Early Childhood Education

  • Childcare Centers
  • Head Start Programs
  • Preschools
  • Early Childhood Family Education

Government & Public Policy

  • Family Policy Analysis
  • Advocacy/Lobbying
  • Military Family Support Services
  • Child & Family Services
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Family Court

Healthcare & Family Wellness

  • Public Health Programs & Services
  • Child Life
  • Nutrition, Wellness and Sexuality Education
  • Prenatal and Maternity Services
  • Disability Services
  • Long-Term Care Programs
  • Hospice
  • Funeral Services

International Education & Development

  • International Family Policy Analysis
  • Peace Corps and NGO Leadership
  • Global Family Planning Programs
  • Community & Sustainable Development
  • International Human Rights Advocacy
  • Immigration & Migrant Families Services

Research

  • Grant Proposal Writing
  • Academic and Government-Related Research
  • Population Studies & Demographic
  • Research Research for Community Non-Profit Agencies
  • Program Evaluation & Assessment

Writing & Communication

  • Curriculum & Resource Development
  • Public Service Radio and TV Programming
  • Newspaper & Magazine Journalism
  • Blogging & Social Media
Adapted from NCFR's Career Opportunities in Family Science