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					          SCHOOL OF SOCIAL AND FAMILY DYNAMICS
       What can I do with a degree in: FAMILY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

          AREAS                               EMPLOYERS                                          STRATEGIES

PRE-SCHOOL/DAY CARE              Religious organizations                            Develop physical stamina for working
  Teaching                       Montessori schools                                  with children.
  Administration                 Private, public, franchise, and corporate day      Acquire appropriate certification or
                                  care centers                                        licensure for day care and public school
                                 Private homes                                       teaching.
                                 Family day care                                    Obtain experience working with children
                                 Extended school programs                            through volunteering or part-time jobs.
                                 Preschools                                         Demonstrate patience with children and
                                 Head Start programs                                 the ability to work well with people of
                                                                                      various backgrounds.
                                                                                     Develop strong communications skills to
                                                                                      deal effectively with parents.

COMMUNITY SERVICES               Community centers                                  Seek related work experience; particularly
  Administration                 YMCA or YWCA                                        summer camps or special needs areas.
  Development                    Consumer protection agencies                       Learn to work well with all types of people
  Programming                    Summer camp programs                                through volunteer or paid positions.
  Research                       Adult day care providers                           Obtain Child Life Certification for some
  Evaluation                     Hospitals                                           areas.
                                 Rehabilitation organizations                       Develop strong presentation and public
                                 Religious organizations                             speaking skills.
                                 Adoption agencies                                  Be willing to wear multiple hats within an
                                                                                      organization.
                                                                                     Learn how to write grants.
                                                                                     Develop research and writing skills.

SOCIAL SERVICES                  Profit and nonprofit organizations focused         Supplement curriculum with courses in
  Case Management                 on children, youth, families, or senior             social work, sociology, or psychology.
  Counseling                      citizens                                           Obtain a master's degree and appropriate
  Administration                 Adult and child day care providers                  licensure in mental health counseling,
                                 Group homes                                         social work, or rehabilitation counseling to
                                 Half-way houses                                     provide therapy.
                                 Youth services agencies                            Earn a graduate degree to obtain most
                                 Senior citizens' programs                           administrative positions.
                                 Foundations and funding organizations              Gain experience through volunteer
                                                                                      positions or internships.

EDUCATION                        Public and private schools (K-12)                  Acquire appropriate certification for public
  Teaching                       Public preschool programs (e.g., Head               school teaching.
  Early Childhood Education       Start)                                             Obtain Ph.D. for college and university
  Early Childhood Special        Private preschool programs                          teaching and research opportunities.
  Education                      Montessori schools                                 Acquire certification for day care and
  Home Economics                 Adult education programs                            parent-child education.
  Family and Consumer            Colleges and universities                          Obtain graduate degree for counseling,
  Sciences
                                 Programs servicing children and adults with         student affairs, and administrative
  Curriculum Development                                                              positions.
                                  special needs
  Research                                                                           Find part-time or summer jobs working
  Counseling                                                                          with children.
  Administration                                                                     Serve as a tutor, peer mentor, resident
  College Student Affairs                                                             assistant or student advisor.
  Parent-Child Education



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           AREAS                                  EMPLOYERS                                         STRATEGIES

MEDICAL                              Hospitals                                         Earn a master's degree in Social Work,
 Child Care Programs                 Healthcare facilities                              Counseling, or related areas for the most
 Education                           Health and wellness agencies                       opportunities.
                                     Hospices                                          Obtain experience in advocacy.
                                                                                        Acquire licensing or certification for some
                                                                                         areas.
                                                                                        Volunteer in a healthcare setting.

BUSINESS                             Manufacturing companies of children's             Minor in business; develop skills in areas
  Management                          clothes, toys, furniture, and food                 such as management, marketing or sales.
  Sales                               Department and retail stores Service              Secure leadership positions on campus.
  Customer Service                    organizations                                     Get related experience through internships
                                                                                         or part-time jobs.
                                                                                        Build computer skills in word processing,
                                                                                         database management, and spreadsheet
                                                                                         programs.

COMMUNICATIONS                       Organizations geared toward children and          Minor or double major in a
  Journalism                          family including:                                  communications field.
  Public Relations                    o Book publishers,                                Develop excellent communication skills,
  Writing                             o Professional associations,                       both written and verbal.
  Editing                             o Radio and TV stations,                          Submit articles or books for publication.
  Research                            o Nonprofit organizations,                        Work for campus publications or radio
                                      o Manufacturers,                                   stations.
                                      o Newspapers, and Magazines                       Complete internships with related
                                                                                         organizations.

GOVERNMENT                           Federal, state and local government               Take additional courses in area of interest.
  Social Services                     agencies (i.e., Departments of Health,            Develop strong presentation and public
  Rehabilitation                      Education and Welfare, Criminal Justice            speaking skills.
  Program Coordination                Departments, Sanitation, Fire/Safety,             Obtain specialized training for
  Research                            Nutrition, and Cooperative Extension)              opportunities in protective services or law
  Program Evaluation                 Vocational rehabilitation                          enforcement.
  Legislation                        Mental health agencies                            Complete an internship with a government
  Advocacy                           Military child care programs                       organization.
                                     Overseas child care and education programs        Learn federal, state, and local job
                                     Health and wellness agencies                       application procedures.
                                     Women's protective agencies


GENERAL INFORMATION/RECOMMENDATIONS
    Bachelor's degree is sufficient for entry-level positions.
    Advanced degrees are essential for clinical and therapeutic counseling positions.
    Master's degree or Ph.D. is often needed for administrative and supervisory positions.
    Ph.D. is required for college teaching and advanced research positions.
    Additional or specialized training qualifies one for higher paying and positions of greater responsibility.
    Obtain part-time, summer, internship, or volunteer experience in child care, schools, hospitals, camps, or overseas programs
     or in advocacy or service-oriented programs dealing with alcoholism, drug abuse, family violence, aging, poor, or disabled
     populations.
    Obtain certification in CPR, safety, and first aid for adults, children, and infants.
    Develop interest and gain experience in computers, arts, crafts, music, or physical activity.
    Obtain certification for specialized areas including Child Life Specialist or Child Advocacy.

             Prepared by the Career Planning staff of Career Services at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2005)
                             UTK is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA /ADEA/Employer




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