Family Science professionals make valuable contributions in many professional settings, because understanding family systems, relationship dynamics, and prevention skills are vital in understanding and helping families.

Family Services

  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Corporate Day Care Centers
  • Consumer Protection Agencies
  • Family Financial Counseling and Planning Agencies
  • Food Assistance Programs
  • Research Positions


  • Youth Development Programs
  • Adoption Agencies
  • Foster Care Programs
  • Teen Pregnancy Services
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Job Training
  • Adult Day Care
  • Gerontology and Long-Term Care Programs

Early Childhood Education

  • Child Care Centers
  • Head Start Programs
  • Montessori Schools
  • Child Development Organizations


  • University Teaching
  • Family Science Research
  • Family Life Education
  • Sexuality Education
  • Parenting Education
  • Couple and Family Enrichment Programs
  • Curriculum Development
  • Community Education
  • Public School Teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences (with state licensure)

Faith-Based Organizations

  • Ministry
  • Marriage and Relationship Programs
  • Parenting Education
  • Youth Programs
  • Budgeting and Money Management


Family Intervention

  • Individual and Family Therapy Support Services
  • Crisis and Hotline Services
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Abuse Protection Services
  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs
  • Residential Treatment Programs

Government & Public Policy

  • Family Policy Analysis
  • Child Welfare Advocacy
  • Cooperative Extension Specialist
  • Military Family Support Services
  • Departments of Child and Family Services
  • Parent Coordination
  • Juvenile Justice

Healthcare & Wellness

  • Public Health Programs and Services
  • Hospital Based Family Support
  • Nutrition Education
  • Prenatal and Maternity Services
  • Holistic Health Centers
  • Hospice Programs
  • Hospital Discharge Planning

International Development

  • International Family Policy
  • Peace Corps and NGO Leadership
  • Global Family Planning Programs
  • International Human Rights Advocacy
  • Immigration and Migrant Family Services


  • Grant Proposal Writing
  • Academic and Government Research in Family Science
  • Population Studies and Demographic Research
  • Community-Based Research for Nonprofit Family Agencies
  • Program Evaluation and Assessment

Writing + Communication

  • Curriculum and Resource Development in Family Life Education
  • Media and Technology Services
  • Newspaper and Magazine Writing