Explore career pathways in the field of family and human services.
Exploration should yield information on
- the various roles of individuals engaged in careers related to the field of family and human services
- opportunities for employment, advancement, and entrepreneurial endeavors in the field, including existing and emerging national trends (e.g., baby boomers, nursing shortage, geriatric professional’s shortage)
- education and training requirements and opportunities
- the effects of field-related occupations on local, state, national, and global economies.
Many websites offer career exploration resources, including the Virginia Department of Education’s Career Planning Guide.
- What levels of education and training are required for various careers in the field of family and human services?
- What opportunities for education and training are available now?
- What opportunities are expected to be available in the future?
- What are the benefits of national certification in the field of family and human services?
- What communication skills are necessary for career research?
- How does one evaluate education and training opportunities?
- What are some alternative ways to obtain education and training in the field of family and human services?
- What leadership qualities are needed to take advantage of education and training opportunities?
- What leadership skills are needed to demonstrate professional practices and standards of the family and human services field?
- What growth and leadership opportunities are available in the family human services field?
- What personal factors affect choices regarding education and training?
- What resources are available to assist in obtaining the education and training needed for career success?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
- Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
- Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
- Analyze technical writing for clarity.
- Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).
The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
- Critically evaluate quality, accuracy, and validity of information.
- Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view or bias.
- Synthesize relevant information from primary and secondary sources and present it in a logical sequence.
- Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
- Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
- Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.
Other Related Standards
FCCLA National Programs
Power of One: A Better You
Power of One: Working on Working
FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)
National Programs in Action
National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Summarize education and training requirements and opportunities for career paths in family and human services.