Careers in Family Services

Alumni with a Family Services degree have pursued a wide range of careers. The major prepares students for a variety of careers in agency, community, or business settings within the human services field.

Career settings

  • Child abuse prevention programs
  • Family violence prevention/services
  • Senior activity programs
  • Long term care facilities
  • Family life/parent education programs
  • Student affairs in higher education
  • Agencies serving children and adults with special needs
  • Child and adolescent treatment facilities
  • Adult day service programs
  • Childcare programs
  • Hospitals
  • Hospices

Specific jobs

  • Child Care Consultant
  • Parent Educator
  • Program/Activity Director
  • Before/After School Programming Director
  • Job Coach
  • Early Intervention Specialist
  • Home Visitor/Family Support Worker
  • Homeless Shelter Advocate
  • Assisted Living Associate Director
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Assistant
  • Social Services Specialist
  • Youth Services Worker
  • Sexuality Educator
  • Case Manager
  • Sexual/Domestic Violence Advocate
  • Parenting Coach
  • Family Policy Consultant


For additional information on career opportunities, consult the following website:

Careers in Family Services
Career Paths for Family Life Educators

For information on becoming a Certified Family Life Educator, click here.

Note: Some careers may require further education or certifications.