What Can I do With a Degree in Child and Family Studies?

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Advising & Career Services' Resources 

Advising & Career Services has a variety of resources to help students explore potential career fields. These resources include information about typical responsibilities, qualifications, career paths, job outlook, salary, and related careers.

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Vocational Biographies 

Vocational Biographies describes the career success stories of 1001 real people. Search by career title, keyword, topic, and career cluster. Username: portlandsu and password: 3W9N

  • Children's Advocate Coordinator
  • Children's Librarian
  • Day Care Center Director
  • Early Childhood Interventionist
  • Family Day-Care Provider
  • Family Resource Coordinator
  • Hospital's Child- and Family-Life Specialist
  • Nanny
  • Recreation Center Director
  • Textbook Editor

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Professional Associations

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Internet Sites with Career-Related Information for Child and Family Studies Majors

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Places of Employment

Students who major in child and family studies develop skills that are valued by employers. These skills include: interpersonal, research, analysis, writing, oral presentation, critical thinking, synthesis, and problem solving. Students and alumni may find employment in business, government, nonprofits, social services, and educational institutions depending on their skills and experience. Internships or relevant part-time jobs may be a prerequisite to finding employment.

The following list of employers and job titles was derived from Advising & Career Services' jobs database where the employer specifically requested child and family studies majors. This list does not reflect all potential places of employment or kinds of jobs for child and family studies majors. This list does not reflect current openings.

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Department of Child and Family Studies — Portland State University

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