Careers: B.S. Human Development and Family Sciences – Online
A bachelor’s degree in human development and family sciences opens many different career doors, especially in the helping professions, such as healthcare. This is a growing industry offering many opportunities for jobs. Based on the most current report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry will generate 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs in the next decade due to the elderly population rapidly growing.
But healthcare is just one industry, this degree program also opens doors to careers in education, social work, counseling and a great first step toward graduate school.
Sample job titles of HDFS graduates:
- Youth program specialist
- Caseworker for seniors
- Community activity director
- Housing service worker
- Social worker
- Marriage and family counselor
- Emergency relief worker
- Adoption agency counselor
- Childcare coordinator
For information about job prospects for these career fields, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook. OSU Ecampus Career Services is also a great resource for career information.