Child & Family Studies
|What is Child & Family Studies?||Related Careers|
|Related Skills||Job & Internship Search Links|
|Career Planning Links||Professional Association Links|
|Miscellaneous Links||OSU School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences|
At OSU, "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."
|Audiologist||Marriage & Family Therapist|
|Child Life Specialist||Mental Health Counselor|
|Child, Family and School Social Worker||Midwife|
|Childcare Management||Nurse Practitioner|
|Clinical Psychologist||Occupational Therapist|
|Clinical Services||Personal/Family Finance Advisor|
|Clinical Social Worker||Pharmacist|
|Consumer Economist||Physical Therapist|
|Early Childhood Educator||Probation Officer|
|Education Administrator||Public Health Social Worker|
|Education Counselor||Public Relations|
|Food Scientist||Respiratory Therapist|
|Health Educator||Sports Nutritionist
|Human Sexuality Teacher||Substance Abuse Counselor|
|Ability to Teach/Train||Empathetic|
|Broad Understanding of Children & Families||Explaining Ideas Clearly|
|Communication (Written & Oral)||Flexibility|
|Compile & Analyze Data||Lesson Planning|
|Conduct Research||Presentation Skills|
|Dealing with Parents/Guardians||Team Player|
|Decision Making||Understand/Recognize Family Dynamics|
Social Service Job Site - job listings focused on social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, mental health, case management, employee assistance, volunteer management, substance abuse treatment, domestic violence, community development, youth development, child welfare and developmental disabilities.
Human Services Career Network - is a career site devoted to human service, social service and non-profit professionals, with job listings and career information.
Counseling Jobs - is a job search site for the Child and Family Studies field.
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 - Childcare Workers/Teachers/Counselors
- Average Pay - Social Workers
- Average Pay - Childcare Workers
- Average Pay - Preschool and Childcare Directors
- Average Pay - Social and Human Service Assistants
- Average Pay - Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers
- Average Pay - School and Career Counselors
Career Development Center California State University - descriptions careers, employers, and stratagies that you can use while trying to utilize your Child and Family Studies major.
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences - has a resource center, professional development center and credential center to help connect professionals and promote people working with individuals, families and communities.
National Council on Family Relations - has a professional development section which provides information on career development, mentoring and grant writing for family relations professionals.
National Association for the Education of Young Children - lots of resources for educators, such as accreditation information, conferences, and publications.
Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling - focus on counciling for LGBT.