University of Vermont

CESS Human Development & Family Studies

Human Development & Family Studies

Alumni with degrees in Human Development & Family Studies within the College of Education and Social Services pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Human Development.

Job Title

Career Industry

Accounting Representative Scientific Research
Autism Interventionist Non-Profit Organization
Child Development Specialist Health Care
Clinical Social Worker City Government
Vice President of Human Resources Financial Services
Doula Healthcare Services
Grant Administer Higher Education
Immigration Services Officer Federal Government
Manager of Education Operations Supplemental Education
Manager of HIV/STI Prevention Public Schools
Linkage to Care Coordinator Non-Profit Organization
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Services
Speech-Language Pathologist Elementary Education

Recent Employers

New York Life Insurance Time Warner, Inc.
Harvard Business School Accenture LLP
AIDS Survival Project Sylvan Learning Centers

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Human Development & Family Studies

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Good judgment
Ability to make quick and effective decisions

Good physical activity demonstration skills
Gives clear directions
Good at motivating a team

Clear oral and visual communication skills
Speaks well to an audience
Sparks discussions

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Knowledge of proper nutrition
Understands the biomechanical principles behind physical movement
Evaluates athletic programs

Creates lesson plans that teach motor activity control, fitness, sports, games, aquatics, and dance
Designs activities that are age and ability appropriate

Organizes materials, information, and records
Ability to integrate educational technology into the classroom

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Works collaboratively and cooperatively with students, parents, colleagues, and supervisors to improve the learning community and the community at large

Understands how individual development, cultural diversity, socioeconomic conditions, and individual difference influence opportunities and contribute to full potential

Understands the mechanics of the human body
Good hand-eye coordination
Commitment to physical health
Interest in physical activities


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