What Can You Do with a Family and Consumer Sciences Degree?

Radek, what jobs can you get with a Family and Consumer Sciences Degree? I’m wondering, what can I do with a Family and Consumer Sciences Degree?

The Family and Consumer Sciences major is so broad that it can lead its students in a multitude of directions. From homemakers to entrepreneurs to lab technicians—this major lays a great foundation for many careers.

Family and Consumer Sciences degree holders can go to work within community organizations, some government sponsored, and some not. They can go into education, designing curricula and creating materials. They can go to work in food science or nutrition. They might even go into communications, as writers, reporters, or journalists. Many go into childcare, whether it’s in a day care, a preschool, or a residential facility for at-risk youth. Some go into research and wear a lab coat. Still others go into finance, business administration, or health care administration.

Potential employers include: hospitals, nonprofit organizations, adoption agencies, residential facilities, community centers, family support centers, juvenile service agencies, substance abuse prevention programs, senior day program centers, child day care centers, and job training agencies.

Careers you can get with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences include:

  • Childcare Provider
  • Community Organizer
  • Community Program Director
  • Consumer Counselor
  • Consumer Protection Specialist
  • Cooperative Extension Agent
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Family Financial Counselor
  • Family Resource Coordinator
  • Government Agent
  • Grant Writer
  • Health Care Administrator
  • Health Educator
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Human Services Worker
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Researcher
  • Marketer
  • Nonprofit Director
  • Parent Educator
  • Product Developer
  • Researcher
  • Retail Manager
  • Salesperson
  • Sexuality Educator

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