Student Career Opportunities

Careers for students in Human Development and Women’s Studies

Human Development majors are well-prepared to work with people of all ages, and people from diverse cultural, ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds. The Human Development and Women's Studies programs introduce students to a broad understanding of human experience and behavior, and prepare students for a variety of careers in areas such as teaching, educational leadership, social work, health care, counseling, mental health, law and law enforcement, human resources, and organizational work in community or corporate settings. Click on the buttons below for more information.



We hope you find this information useful and encourage you to make an appointment with a department faculty member to talk more about your future plans!

Where to look?

Places to start searching

If you are uncertain about what type of work would be a good fit for you, make a career advising appointment with Academic Advising and Career Education.

A helpful resource for learning about the education/training requirements and average salaries of many careers is the Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook.


If you want to work on campus, here are CSUEB job listings.


You can log in as a student or alumni to check the listings under Pioneer Jobs.

Women of Color in Doctoral Program

Organizations and Agencies

School districts

Colleges and Universities


Government agencies

  • California Department of Social Services
  • Alameda County Department of Child Support Services
  • Children’s Protective Services         
  • CA Association of Area Agencies on Aging
  • CA Dept. of Aging
  • Health departments (local, state or federal)

Peace Corps

Human Rights organizations

Immigration & Migrant Family Services

Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)

Non-profit Organizations (NPOs)

Private foundations

Community-based organizations

Useful links with general information on employment options in Human Development and Women’s Studies

What can you do with a Human Development Major

What to expect with a Human Development degree