Welcome to Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Career Possibilities

  • The Apparel and Textile Industry is one of the largest employers in California and the nation. The field seeks people who have knowledge of the fast-paced fashion world, and who also possess keen business skills. Graduates are in high demand and have excellent advancement opportunities.
  • Careers in Human Development and Family Science are in high demand nationwide because of rapid changes in society which cause stress to individuals from childhood through adulthood.
  • The demand for careers in Food and Nutrition Science has increased. Knowledge on food safety and nutrition offers many challenging positions, both nationally and internationally, to educate the public for better health.
  • The demand for Dietitians is increasing rapidly in response to the expanding needs of healthcare facilities, corporate wellness programs, influence of the media and environmental concerns. Today's Dietitian is typically involved in clinical practice, research, food processing, communications, sales and/or teaching.
  • In addition to ongoing teacher shortages throughout the nation, career opportunities in business, industry and the public sector exist for the graduate with an Education Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • (Taken from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences brochure, 1995)

A list of possible career options:

  • Apparel Designer or Manufacturer
  • Child Life Specialist 
  • Consumer Affairs Director
  • Consumer Analyst
  • Dietitian 
  • Energy Conservation Specialist 
  • Extension Specialist 
  • Family Life Educator 
  • Fashion Coordinator 
  • Financial Analyst/Planner 
  • Food Service Manager 
  • Marketing Specialist 
  • Merchandiser 
  • Nutritionist 
  • Nutrition and Health Counselor 
  • Parenting Educator 
  • Preschool/Day Care Director 
  • Product analyst 
  • Purchasing Agent 
  • Quality Control analyst 
  • Retail Manager or Buyer 
  • Secondary Teacher 
  • Sales Representative 
  • Youth Advisor