Government & Communities
Explore careers in local, state, and/or global government and community settings.
Strive to improve the lives of children and families by supporting effective early education, healthy interactions within families, and thriving family environments.
Help increase access to health services and education. Community health workers conduct research and educate people in their community to prevent health issues and promote wellness.
Make an impact on the development, delivery, and evaluation of consumer goods. Consumer affairs specialists are involved in consumer advocacy and protection, law and legislation, and financial planning and counseling.
Help make communities safer by preventing, discovering, and investigating crimes. Criminology and criminal justice professionals work in a variety of areas including victim services, re-entry, law enforcement, the courts, community and institutional corrections, non-profit services, and education.
Help maintain and improve the health of individuals and groups. Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and other nutrition professionals promote a healthy lifestyle and prevent and treat nutrition-related diseases.
Lead the response efforts for natural disasters and other emergency situations. Emergency service administrators prepare for and mitigate emergencies, as well as oversee the recovery process after a disaster.
Improve the quality of life for children, adults, couples, and families. Family life educators empower family members by providing educational, preventative, and enrichment services in the community.
Use chemistry and the application of other scientific knowledge to understand food. Food scientists analyze the nutritional value of food, uncover new food sources, and make sure food is safe for consumption.
Help older adults lead healthier and happier lives. The rapidly growing field of gerontology is dedicated to helping older adults navigate physical, mental, emotional, and social changes that may accompany aging.
Help manage the business side of health care. Health care administrators create and implement policies and procedures, supervise staff, manage finances, and maintain records to improve healthcare services.
Teach K-12 physical education classes, work with administrators to implement school policies and procedures, and teach the national standards for physical education.
Make a large impact on the community by pursuing a career in public service. Public administrators lead and manage public, community-based, and non-profit organizations.
Oversee recreational programs at parks, sports facilities, community centers, and other institutions. Recreation managers plan, organize, and direct recreation and leisure programs.
Help improve a patient’s physical, social, and emotional well-being through recreational activities. Recreation Therapists plan, coordinate, and direct recreation-based treatment programs for people with disabilities, injuries, or other health concerns.
Teach health science in California middle and high schools. School health educators teach young people health and wellness strategies so that they can make healthy choices, and prevent illnesses, obesity, and addiction.
Enhance the well-being of vulnerable populations and disadvantaged communities. Social workers provide meaningful service to the community as practitioners, leaders, and social justice advocates.