What can you do with a Family and Consumer Sciences degree? Is it only a MRS. degree? No! There is so much more to a family and consumer science degree than meets the eye. The study of families, human development, interior design, sewing, textiles, fashion, food, nutrition, consumerism, personal finance, etc can be morphed into millions of job titles. Now of course some of these job titles require additional certifications, licenses, courses, and requirements but a FACS degree can help you get off to a great start. The most obvious job to get with a FACS degree is a job as a family consumer science teacher in public schools in America. What people tend to overlook is that you can be a teacher in other capacities besides public school. There are many non profit and government organizations that need educators to teach a variety of subjects. There are also a lot of other less obvious jobs out there like working for law offices that offer family legal help dealing with estate planning, adoptions, child custody, etc.  Likewise, a lot of family consumer science majors go into business either for themselves or in an industry. There are many industries that again require special certifications to entry but who’s to say that a FACS major can’t be a real estate agent?  Maybe you can have an edge in the industry because you can sell houses or “set” houses up to sell because of your background in interior design. Couple that with your understanding of the psychology of your clients and the stage of life or “development” that they are in and you could have a very successful career.



•Health Care

•Community Services

•Social Services







•Government Services

•Real estate


•Consumer Protection


•International Business


•Food Manufacturing


• Public & Private Schools • Retailers

• Fashion/Design Magazines • Hotels/Inns

• Restaurants

• Day Care Facilities

• Nursing Home Facilities

• Assisted Living Facilities • Government Programs • Counseling Firms

• Family Law Firms • Colleges/Universities

• Religious Organizations

• Adoption Agencies

• Pregnancy Centers

• Associations

• Interior Design Firms

• Businesses

• Fashion Designers

• Restaurants

• Magazines/Newspapers/Blogs

• Convention Centers

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4 comments for “FACS JOBS

  1. Guest
    October 15, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I have been thinking about getting out of teaching for awhile now. I do not have a master's and it is a good thing because I have been layed off twice due to cuts. If I had a master's I would not have been hired at my present school corp due to money. I went into this area because there was a need and hindsight is 20/20. I am 46 and have a daugher who will be going to college in 2 years. Getting more education now may help with a job search, but time is not on my side. My job requires me to work 50 a week and I still feel behind. I enjoy the kids and the school, just not teaching. With cuts and changes it doesn't seem like a master's degree will pay off in teaching. Jobs I am interested in that require a nutrition or food safety back ground require more of a scientific degree which I don't have with a family and consumer science major. I have also noticed some universities not offering the program any longer. Thanks for letting me vent, any ideas or opinions are welcome. I will check here for them.

    • Belinda Briggs
      May 26, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      I understand your situation. I have been laid off a couple of time too with closing of program in Family and Consumer Sciences. The last time a program I taught closed I was working on receiving my Masters. I pressed in to finish my Masters. The minute I started back teaching it was with more pay because of a Masters. I did decide to obtain this degree in something other areas other than Family and Consumer Sciences. My Masters is in Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and set up a one year program to complete. I wish I had continued to do the EdS in this area when asked by the professors. I making significant increase by teaching the same Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum. I wish I had pursued the National Board Certification as well. It makes you more marketable and it as well is normally additional income added to your check. Please talk up all that you teach as a FACS Teacher. It has benefited me as I positively move forward!!! I am looking for other degree programs of advancement that require a short time to complete. It another thing to consider as you make plans to move forward too !!!!

  2. October 24, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Hi! i am currently pursuing a masters in FACS in NY. There a lot of areas you can go into with a FACS degree. Drug intervention/specialist, counselor, adult services, smoking cessation, business, etc. From an economic/financial standpoint I can understand you. I have a son that is about to enter college in 2 years and I have 6 classes to go. Time isn't on my side either. I have 2 part-time jobs and 3 other children. What are you currently doing?

    • Di
      September 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm

      This was a very helpful comment,I just graduated and I feel helpless.

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