What can I do with my FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE degree?
Southeastern Offers Three Concentration Areas
Employers of Family and Consumer Science Majors
- School Systems
- Government Agencies
- Human or Social Service Organizations
- Community Centers
- Church or Religious Organizations
- Private Homes or Family Day Care Centers
- Nursery School or Mother's Day Out Programs
- Restaurants or Speciality Food Shops
- Family Service Agencies
- Hospitality Industry
- Retail Stores
- Textile & Apparel Manufacturers
- Fashion Consulting Firms
- Fashion Press
Related Occupations for Family and Consumer Science Majors
Some of these occupations may require additional education at Graduate or Professional schools. For information on qualifications and career specifics consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook or other career resources. Also, take advantage of career counseling offered by the Center for Student Excellence.
|4-H Agent||Educator||Outreach Worker|
|Apparel Designer||Fabric Buyer||Parent Educator|
|Apparel Production||Fashion Consultant||Pattern Designer/ Maker|
|CAD Designer||Fashion Coordinator||Piece Goods Buyer|
|Caseworker||Fashion Illustrator||Recipe Developer|
|Caterer||Food Editor||Retail Buyer|
|Child Advocate||Food Service Manager||Sales|
|Child Care Director||Gerontology Outreach Worker||Specialty Food Manager|
|Child Life Specialist||Home Economist||Store Manager|
|Clothing Specialist||Home Management Advisor||Teacher|
|Community Service Worker||Hotel Manager||Textile Designer|
|Consultant||Human Development Consultant||Textile Laboratory Technician|
|Consumer Consultant||Inspector||Textile Manufacturer|
|Costume Designer||Kitchen Supervisor||Textile Stylist|
|Customer Relations||Manufacturers Rep.||Tour Director|
|Display Designer||Nursing/Retirement Facility Program Director||Travel Specialist|
|Early Child Development Intervention||Nutritional Consultant|
Preparing for a Job in Family and Consumer Science
- Seek work related experience particularly in summer camps or special needs areas.
- Consider taking counseling or social work courses as minor or double major.
- Acquire teaching certification.
- Learn federal, state and local job application process.
- Develop communication, computer and organizational skills.
- Pursue an internship with target population.
- Cultivate skills in working with a variety of people.
- Consider taking courses in biology or chemistry.
- Develop sketching ability.
- Develop a career portfolio.
- Keep up with current trends in your discipline by attending style shows, exhibits, fairs, historic houses, visiting museums and art galleries.
- Participate in study tours to fashion market centers or companies.
- Learn garment construction.
- Develop eye for detail, sense of color and style.
- Volunteer in a social service agency or as an advocate for children or the elderly, etc.
- Obtain part-time employment in clothing store or community service agency.
|Program Overview||Contact Information|
|Family and Consumer Science||Department of Counseling and Human Development|
|College of Education and Human Development|
|On Campus: White Hall, Room 108|
Links for Family and Consumer Science Majors
- American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
- National Board for Certified Counselors
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
- Pre-School Teachers and Child Care Workers from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Counselors from the Occupational Outlook Handbook