Family & Consumer Science
This job field has its roots in what was once called home economics. Occupations center around planning and delivering a variety of educational programs for many types of settings to improve the quality of life for individuals and families. People in this job field motivate others to use new technologies, facilitate learning, supervise students, administer programs and work cooperatively in groups. They work as extension field specialists, family life educators, youth leaders and consumer affairs specialists.
In recent years, many state and federal agencies have been created to assist families with such matters as childcare, nutrition, family values, health services, and gerontology. This has opened up the job market for people employed in this field.
What/Where the jobs are
Cooperative extension, government agencies, hospitals, human services, education.
Associate in Arts (AA)
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