Human Development & Family Sciences
|What is Human Development & Family Sciences?||Related Careers|
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|Career Planning Links||Professional Association Links|
|Miscellaneous Links||OSU College of Public Health & Human Sciences|
According to the OSU College of Public Health & Human Sciences, "HDFS majors study interdisciplinary research and theory on human development across the lifespan within the contexts of families, school, work, and communities to prepare for careers in schools and helping professions, and to pursue advanced academic degrees. This major prepares students for rewarding careers working with children, youth, adults and families, as well as teaching and research. If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of diverse people and communities, you'll want to explore this major."
|Career Counselor||Parent-Child Educator|
|Child Care Program Director||Patient Relations Representative|
|Child Development Specialist||Peace Corps Representative|
|Child Welfare Worker||Policy Developer|
|Community Service Director||Public Policy Analyst|
|Counselor||Public Relations Specialist|
|Customer Service Representative||Sales Manager|
|Early Intervention Specialist||Social Case Worker|
|Family Support Specialist||Social Worker|
|Fund Raiser||Special Education Teacher|
|Genetic Counselor||Student Affairs Director|
|Head Start Director||Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor|
|Marketing Researcher||Youth Group Worker|
|Marriage & Family Specialist||Youth Outreach Educator|
|Attention to Detail||Critical Thinking Skills||Problem Solving Skills|
|Communicaiton Skills (Oral & Written)||Demonstrate Initiative||Research Capabilities|
|Creative||Desire to Help Others||Work Well with Others|
Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.
- Average Pay - Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers
- Average Pay - School and Career Counselors
- Average Pay - Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists
- Average Pay - Social and Human Service Assistants
- A Health Educator Could...
- A Medical Social Worker Could...
- A Marriage & Family Therapist Could...
- A Psychologist Could...
Social Work Licensure - provides state specific social work licensure and certification requirements including education requirements, exam requirements, reciprocity licensure information, and professional organization contacts.