- Strong interpersonal skills
- Be sensitive to feelings of others
- Critical thinker and good decision maker
- Good work ethic
- Strong team member
- Ability to work independently
- Problem solving skills
- Have a good background in human behavior
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Professional Counselor
- Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
- Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
- Rehabilitation Counselors
- Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists
- Counseling Psychologist
- Licensed Clinical Psychologist
- Experimental Psychologist
- School Psychologist
- Sport Psychologist
- Industrial/Organizational Psychologist
- Case Management
- Mental Health Services
- Physical Health and Wellness
- Crisis Work
- Art Therapy
- Music Therapy
- Community Relations
- Development/Fund Raising
- Grant Writing
- Federal government, including Departments of Health andHuman Services, Justice, Veterans Administration, VA Hospitals
- State government, including Departments of Human Services, Mental Health & Mental Retardation, Community mental health centers, State psychiatric hospitals, Facilities for mentally impaired, Justice, Probation and Parole
- Local government
- Senior citizens' centers
- United Way agencies
- Social service/nonprofit organizations
- Religiously affiliated service organizations
- Hospitals/healthcare providers
- Private psychiatric facilities
- Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
- College and university counseling centers
- Private practice
- Obtain essential practical experience through part-time or summer jobs such as camp counselor, tutor, or resident hall advisor.
- Complete an internship for academic credit.
- Gain experience through volunteering with organizations such as crisis hotlines, Big Brother or Sister,Special Olympics, service fraternities or sororities, etc.
- Many entry-level helping positions require one year of related experience.
- Volunteer experience and internships can typically fulfill this requirement.
- Learn to work well with different types of people.
- Develop strong communication skills.
- Cultivate the desire to help others.
- Become fluent in a foreign language to serve clients who may not speak English.
- Be willing to relocate for increased job opportunities.
- Become familiar with government hiring procedures.
- Acquire knowledge of government and community resources available for those in need.
- Obtain a graduate degree in psychology, counseling, or social work for positions involving substantive counseling or psychotherapy or for advancement into administrative/supervisory positions.
- Many specialties exist at the graduate level, for example school counseling, mental health counseling, counseling psychology,etc.
- Pursue particular degrees depending upon interests and career goals.
- Maintain an excellent academic record and seek experiences valued by graduate programs.
- Social Research
- Market Research
- Data Analysis
- Federal, state and local government agencies
- National headquarters of non-profit organizations
- Universities and colleges
- Market research firms
- Market research departments of consumer goods and manufacturing firms
- Consulting firms
- Work with a professor on his or her research project.
- Develop strong quantitative and statistical skills.
- Take additional math and statistics courses.
- Obtain a graduate degree for greater opportunities.
- Obtain related experience. Get a part-time or summer field service position with a market research firm.
- Get involved in the American Marketing Association.
- Earn a graduate degree in psychology, statistics or marketing for the greatest number of opportunities.
- Student Affairs
- Adult Learning
- Public and private K-12 schools
- Colleges and universities
- Community instruction offered by government or socialservice agencies, e.g. GED classes, life skills, parenting, etc.
- Obtain a teaching certificate for public school positions.
- Multiple certifications will increase marketability.
- Seek guidance from the education department of your college.
- Earn a doctoral degree for post-secondary teaching.
- Secure strong personal recommendations.
- Volunteer or work as a tutor.
- Gain experience working with children or adolescents.
- Acquire related experience on campus as a resident hall advisor, orientation leader, admissions tour guide, or peer mentor.
- Develop strong communication skills and learn to speak well in front of a group.
- Employment and Recruitment
- Labor Relations
- Compensation and Benefits
- Organizational Development
- Large companies
- Government agencies
- Staffing and employment services
- Large non-profit organizations including hospitals and educational institutions
- Gain relevant experience in human resources by completing an internship.
- Earn a minor in business or supplement curriculum with business courses.
- Seek leadership positions in student organizations.
- Develop strong computer skills. Earn an MBA or a graduate degree in human resources to attain higher-level positions.
Business & Industry
- Customer Service
- Insurance: Claims Management, Underwriting
- Real Estate: Sales, Property Management
- Public Relations
- Service providers
- Retail stores including: Department stores, Specialty stores, Discount stores, Super retailers
- Online retailers
- Call centers
- Financial institutions
- Insurance companies
- Real estate companies
- Property management firms
- Apartment complexes
- Public relations departments of large businesses or nonprofit organizations
- Develop career goals and seek relevant experiences to prepare for those goals.
- Earn a minor in business or supplement curriculum with business or communication courses.
- Obtain relevant experience through internships or part-time jobs.
- Work a part-time or summer job in a retail store.
- Demonstrate a willingness to take on additional responsibilities such as "assistant manager."
- Participate in student organizations and seek leadership roles.
- Learn to work well with different types of people.
- Develop a strong commitment to customer satisfaction.
- For sales, develop the ability to work well under pressure and be comfortable in a competitive environment.
- Be willing to start in a management-trainee program or other entry-level positions.
- When job searching, seek employers interested in hiring "any major."
- Understand the top skills employers desire and be prepared to demonstrate them, such as communication (oral and written), computer, interpersonal, leadership and teamwork, etc.
- Affirmative Action Officer
- Career Counselor
- Caseworker Child Development Specialist
- Child Welfare Worker
- Clinical Manager
- Community Relations Director
- Correctional Officer
- Customs Inspector
- Day Care Center Supervisor
- Day Treatment Clinician
- Deaf & Hearing Impaired Service
- Director, Counseling Center
- Drug Abuse & Prevention Educator
- Ethnic Organization & Service Director
- Geriatric Case Manager
- Grievance Officer
- Health Educator
- Hospice Health Worker
- Human Resource Manager
- Infant Mental Health Specialist
- Intensive Family Therapist
- Job Analyst
- Juvenile Detention Center Advisor
- Management Analyst
- Market Research Analyst
- Mental Health Worker
- Minority & Race Relations Specialist
- Motivational Researcher
- Occupational Therapist
- Police Officer
- Populations Studies Researcher
- Probation Officer
- Recreation Worker
- Recreational Professional
- Rehabilitation Counselor
- Research Assistant
- Services Director
- Rape Crisis Services
- Suicide Prevention Services Specialist
- Trauma Support Specialist
- Youth Services Specialist