To identify what education or training is typical for careers within the human development and family studies field, use the O*Net hyperlinks below and click on “Job Zone.”
As with all majors, the education you receive serves as a foundation of knowledge that prepares you for what you may face in the professional world. The career field you chose may require additional education or experience. The human development and family studies program is designed to help prepare candidates for the below positions:
Other sample job titles:
- Children's Advocate Coordinator
- Family Day-Care Provider
- Family Resource Coordinator
- Hospital Child- and Family-Life Specialist
Positions that require additional education, certificates, or credentials are listed below. Many states have their own credentialing requirements and your degree may or may not meet their requirements. Please visit your state’s credentialing website for additional information on whether your chosen path requires specific credentials.
Gaining real life experience is an ideal way to start a new career. The following is a sample list of organizations that offer internships for undergraduate human development and family studies students:
There are several government agencies and organizations that seek candidates with degrees in human development and family studies. The list below provides a few examples of federal agencies and organizations where degree holders might find employment.
Involvement in professional organizations is a great way to stay up-to-date on new technology, tools, and best practices in your field. Professional organizations are also a great networking opportunity. Below are a few professional organizations you may be interested in.
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- The National Association for Child Development (NACD) - Facebook
- The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) - Facebook
- School of Education - Facebook, LinkedIn