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What is Human Development & Family 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."

Human Development and Family Sciences - What Can I Do with This Degree? pdf - lists the industry areas, employers, and strategies for using your degree.

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What is Child Development & Human Services?

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." Find out more about Child Development and Human Services.

Child Development (also known as Child & Family Studies) - What Can I Do with This Degree? pdf - lists the industry areas, employers, and strategies for using your degree.

Human Services (also known as Social Work) - What Can I Do with This Degree? pdf - lists the industry areas, employers, and strategies for using your degree.

Related Careers

Administrator Nutritionist
Career Counselor Parent-Child Educator
Child Care Program Director Patient Relations Representative
Child Development Specialist Peace Corps Representative
Child Welfare Worker Policy Developer
Community Educator Psychiatrist
Community Service Director Public Policy Analyst
Counselor Public Relations Specialist
Curriculum Developer Researcher
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
Grant Writer Teacher
Head Start Director Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Humanitarian Volunteer Coordinator
Journalist Writer/Editor
Marketing Researcher Youth Group Worker
Marriage & Family Specialist Youth Outreach Educator

Related Skills

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

Job & Internship Search Links

USAJobs.gov - check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Human Services Careers

Idealist Careers

Trillium Family Services Employment

Nonprofit Career Network

Nonprofit Jobs

NonProfit Jobs

Social Work Jobs Online

Social Work Job Bank

Social Service Jobs

Counselor Jobs

Career Planning Links

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.

Explore Careers in Life Sciences

Human Services Career Network

Nonprofit Career Network

Guide to Careers in Child and Family Policy

Early Child Care and Education Career Guide

Explore Health Careers

Social Work Licensure - provides state specific social work licensure and certification requirements including education requirements, exam requirements, reciprocity licensure information, and professional organization contacts.

Professional Association Links

State of Oregon Department of Human Services

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Adelante Mujeres

Community Services Consortium

Alliance for Families and Children

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

American Counseling Association

National Association for the Education of Young Children

National Associaion of Social Workers

Miscellaneous Links

Family Therapy Magazine

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