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Below are sample lists of careers and majors commonly associated with Social Services. Please remember, many careers do not require a specific major; rather, employers are often more interested in the experiences you have had and the skills, interests, abilities, and strengths you have developed through these experiences that enhance your academic program. Use the links below to explore careers and majors.

If you need help organizing information, you may find the Majors Research Guide and/or Occupational Research Guide beneficial. The career coaches at the University Career Center are also available to help you explore your options. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling 785-864-3624.


African and African American Studies

American Studies

Applied Behavioral Science

Community Health

Developmental Psychology

Environmental Studies

Global and International Studies

Human Sexuality

Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Music Therapy

PK-12 Education

Political Science


Public Administration

Speech Language Hearing

Social Welfare

Women’s Studies



Activist, Advocate/Organizer

Activities Therapist/Director

Adjunctive Therapy Coordinator

Administrator (principal, superintendent, etc.)

Adoption Counselor


Affirmative-Action Coordinator

Assessment Coordinator


Benefits Manager/Administrator

Case Manager

Child Development Supervisor

Child Life Specialist

Childbirth Educator

Children's Hearing Specialist

Civil Service Worker

Clinical Resource Specialist

Clinical Social Worker

Clinical Supervisor

Community Advocate

Community Affairs Specialist

Community Development Director

Community Health Advisor

Community Health Specialist

Community Organizer

Community Relations Specialist

Community Resources Coordinator

Community Services Specialist


Corporate Wellness Instructor


Creative Arts Therapist

Crisis/Mental Health Worker

Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator/Specialist

Day Care Provider

Development Officer

Early Childhood Program Director

Early Childhood Specialist

Education Coordinator

Educational Diagnostician

Educational Software Developer

Educational Technologist

Elementary, Middle or Secondary Teacher

English as a Foreign Language/English as Second Language Teacher

Employee Assistance Program Coordinator

Expressive Arts Therapist

Residential Counselor/Manager

Social Worker

Speech Therapist

Speech-Language Educator

Speech-Language Pathologist

Staffing Coordinator

Substance Abuse Counselor

Family Advocate

Family Financial Counselor

Family Policy Analyst

Family Resource Coordinator

Family Support Worker

Foster Parent

Geriatric Care Specialist

Health Educator/Counselor/Consultant

Health Policy Specialist

Health Promotions Specialist Coordinator

Housing Specialist

Human Development Specialist

Independent Living Coordinator

Industrial Audiologist

Instructional Designer

Instructional Supervisor

Job Coach


Marriage and Family Therapist

Music Therapist


Outpatient Therapist

Outreach Advocate

Outreach Coordinator

Parent Educator

Patient Advocate/Educator

Personnel Management Specialist

Preschool Instructor

Prevention Counselor

Prevention Specialist

Private Practitioner

Probation Officer

Program Director/Manager


Psychosocial Skills Trainer

Public Health Educator

Public Interest Lawyer

Public Policy Specialist

Reading Specialist

Recreation Manager

Recreational Therapist

Rehabilitation Counselor

Special Education Teacher

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist


Victim Advocate

Volunteer Coordinator

Wellness Coordinator

Women's Rights Advocate

Youth Employment Coordinator

Youth Service Worker

Youth Services Coordinator


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