Have a heart for families? Consider a career in family life education.
Want to help families work together through times of bereavement, separation, adjustment, or transition? Are you passionate about strengthening families in your community? If you love helping families overcome challenges and improve interpersonal relationships, this is the career path for you.
Hospitals, childcare facilities, preschools, churches, schools, media outlets, and a wide range of family support service agencies (adoption, foster care, and custody-related agencies) hire family life education professionals to do the following:
Not interested in working for an organization? Many professionals in the field of family life education work independently. A wide variety of job opportunities and environments are available.
The following are job titles commonly held by graduates of our program:
Interested in learning more about a specific job within the field of family education? Learn more about working as a family life coach here.
It is expected that you have deep knowledge of early childhood development, family dynamics, foundational principles of interpersonal relationships, therapeutic intervention techniques, and social services. Most employers expect you to have an associate’s, baccalaureate, advanced degree, or certificate. A graduate degree or certificate in Youth, Family, and Community Sciences equips you with the skills and credentials necessary to succeed in this field.
You already know you want to help families. Get the credentials you need to get hired.
Jumpstart your career in family life education with a master’s degree or certificate in Youth, Family, and Community Sciences from NC State.