College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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. Some careers require further education or certifications. Career settings have included:

    • 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

Some specific jobs have included:

  • 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:

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