Career Opportunities in Family Science

Business, Consumer and Family Resource Services 

  • Corporate Childcare Manager 
  • Family or Consumer Resource Manager 

Community-Based Social Services 

  • Adult Day Care Owner 
  • Adoption Agency Director 
  • Adult Day Care Owner 
  • Foster Care Director 
  • Teen pregnancy prevention and assistance Manager 
  • Vocational rehabilitation and job trainer 
  • Youth Development Program Director


  • Certified Family Life Educator 
  • Childcare Center Director 
  • Community and Parent educator 
  • Cooperative Extension Director 
  • Early Childhood or Preschool Teacher 
  • Family & Consumer Science Middle School or High School Teacher 
  • Researcher 
  • Universities and College Professor 

Family Intervention 

  • Child and Family Services Case Manager 
  • Family Court Advocate 
  • Individual and Family Therapist 
  • Substance Abuse and Prevention Educator  
  • Sexual Violence Prevention 

Professional Organizations in Family Studies 

Family Studies Organizations  

  • AAFCS: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 
  • NCFR: National Council on Family Relations 

Child Development 

  • ACEI: Association for Childhood Education International 
  • NAEYC: National Association for the Education of Young Children 
  • SRCD: Society for Research in Child Development