College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) majors prepare you for a wide variety of careers. We encourage you to think creatively about how to connect your experience to all kinds of occupations. Our career coaches are here to help you understand the changing nature of work and your career journey.
Exploring your opportunities is one of five phases of a Career Development Cycle that we all experience. You can find out about how experiencing the five phases and discovering your “sense of self” helps you decide on your major or career. The information below can help you find out more about the occupations and career areas that interest you.
A “good job” gives you more than just a paycheck. The type of work you do influences all parts of your life. For example, the location and hours you work affect the time you spend with family and friends. And you are more likely to enjoy jobs that are related to your interests, values, skills and strengths.
When researching which occupations might fit you, also think about access, job quality, pay, and related occupations.
You already have people in your life who can help you research careers. Your family, friends, other students, instructors and advisors are all part of your network. Ask them if they know people who are working in the careers you are interested in.
Attending events sponsored by groups related to your major is a good way to meet people in your career field. Joining an association and participating in committees helps you to develop leadership skills and learn more about career possibilities.
There is so much information out there that it can get overwhelming. These websites have trusted information about careers related to CEHD majors. Contact Career Services for more resources.
These are a few of several websites where you can find access, job quality, pay and more information for hundreds of occupations. Find out how to use these websites to research occupations related to your major.
Use the resources above to create a short list of potential occupations that could be part of your career journey.
Next, check out the Majors and Career Exploration page to find out how to Engage, Make Decisions and Set Goals.
Make an appointment with Career Services at any time in your exploration and decision-making process.