Weblinks: Careers by Major/Interest

Family & Child Studies

Note: This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of occupations associated with this major. Refer to other WebLink pages for additional occupations, job descriptions and job search sites.


Sample Occupations


Additional Occupations


Examples of Employers

  • Abuse Center
  • Adoption Center
  • Americorps
  • Big Brother/Big Sister Agencies
  • Career/Employment Agency
  • Center for Children’s Service
  • Center for Developmentally Disabled
  • Center for the Developmentally Disabled
  • Children’s Home
  • Children’s Hospital
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Corporation Child Care Center
  • Crisis Line
  • Department of Occupational Rehabilitation
  • Dept of Child & Family Services (DCFS)
  • Family Services Agency
  • Group Home
  • Head Start Program
  • Homeless Shelter
  • Hospital
  • Illinois Department of Healthcare & Family Services
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
  • Learning Center
  • Nursing Homes
  • Peace Corps
  • Primary/Secondary School
  • Senior Center
  • Sheriff's Departments
  • Teen/Youth Center
  • United Way Agency
  • Women's Center
  • YMCA & YWCA
  • Youth Service Agency

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Counseling Information


Graduate School Information


Social Service Agencies in the DeKalb/Sycamore Area


Social Service Agencies in Illinois


Social Service Job Sites: National


Government Sites

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