Counseling, Helping, and Social Service

Career Guide

Counseling, helping, and social service careers strive to give clients support and improve their well-being and quality of life. Depending on the job title, clients may range from children to seniors and topics may include diverse issues such as abuse, mental health, ministry, marriage and family, education, and many more.

Designing your major

Your major may be indirectly or directly related to your career choice, and it’s only one of many pieces to finding a good career fit. There are many majors that are related to counseling, helping, and social service, including:

Learn about careers in the field

  • Art Therapist
  • Career Counselor
  • Child Welfare Specialist
  • Clergy
  • Cyber Crime and Digital Evidence Specialist
  • Healthcare Social Worker
  • Health Educator
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Patient Support Advocate
  • Probation Officer
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Safety Coordinator
  • Social Justice Educator
  • Speech Therapist
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Youth Center Director
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