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Elizabeth Muñoz
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EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND NON-PROFIT

Are you looking for a career with a mission? Then consider pursuing a career in the Education; Health and Human Services; and/or Non-Profit Industries. Public service is not only fulfilling but also offers many opportunities to a variety of majors. The Career Center offers ample resources and services that will assist you in exploring and planning to become a part of one of these gratifying careers.

As your College Career Specialist, I can assist you in:
• Major and Career Exploration
• Internship and Job Search
• Resume, Cover Letters, and Job Search Letters
• Interviewing
• Graduate and Professional School
• Professional Networking

Remember, the key to success is starting early and being intentional in your planning towards your future career goals. If you need further assistance with your career exploration, career planning, and career preparation; schedule an appointment by calling (657) 278-3121.

EDUCATION INDUSTRY
Educators are critical thinkers and life-long learners who promote diversity, work collaboratively, and advocate for their students. If you are considering a career in teaching it is important to understand that national and state legislative changes affect the credentials needed for becoming a highly qualified teacher. Additional qualifying exams are also required such as the CSET, the CBEST and the RICA. For more information on the single and multiple subject credential programs, please visit the CSUF-Center for Careers in Teaching in Humanities (H113) or go to www.fullerton.edu/cct.

Sample Careers in Education:

• Adult Education
• Bilingual Education
• Educational Administration
• Elementary Education
• Guidance Counselor
• Higher Education Professionals
• Library Services
• School Psychologist
• Secondary Education
• Special Education
• Speech/Language Pathologist
• Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL)

Explore and research other career options in various resources such as FERGUSON CAREER GUIDANCE CENTER, WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY MAJOR, EUREKA (these are available at Career Center website), O'NET ONLINE, and CALIFORNIA CAREER ZONE.

Sample job/internship search and resource sites:
Career Center's Titan Connection (accessible through student portal)
K-12 positions (certificated and classified)-EDJOIN
Higher Education Jobs
California Community College Registry
TEACH California

Identify Professional Associations and research their website for some great resources on profession, career, and/or industry of industry, some sample Professional Associations:
National Education Association
Association of American Educators
Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)
American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
National Association of School Psychologists

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES INDUSTRY
This industry is comprised of health, fitness, and human service issues that promote both physical and mental longevity. Professionals in these careers improve the lives of the individuals, families and the community that they serve. Professional focus areas vary greatly and allow specializations such as nursing, therapeutic intervention, recreation, fitness and wellness, healthcare, community health, as well as occupational and environmental health.

Sample Careers in Health and Human Services:

• Acupuncturist
• Athletic Trainer
• Audiologist
• Bio Medical Engineers
• Child Life Specialist
• Dietitian/Nutritionist
• Exercise Therapist
• Genetic Counselor
• Gerontologist
• Grant Writer
• Health Educators
• Hospice Worker
• Marriage Family Therapy
• Mental Health Services
• Nurse
• Occupational Therapy
• Pharmacist
• Physical Therapist
• Rehabilitative Services
• Social Worker
• Speech/Language Pathologist
• Victim Advocate

Explore and research other career options in various resources such as FERGUSON CAREER GUIDANCE CENTER, WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY MAJOR, EUREKA (these are available at Career Center website), O'NET ONLINE, and CALIFORNIA CAREER ZONE.

Sample job/internship search and resource sites:
Career Center's Titan Connection (accessible through student portal)
Therapyjobs.com
Socialservice.com
Opportunityknocks.org
Health Careers
Counseling Jobs
Federal Government Jobs

Identify Professional Associations and research their website for some great resources on profession, career, and/or industry of industry, some sample Professional Associations:
American Physical Therapy Association
American Occupational Therapy Association
American Nurses Association
National Organization for Human Services
American Counseling Association
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
National Association of Social Workers
American Public Health Association

NON-PROFIT INDUSTRY
An estimated one million organizations across the country comprise the Non-Profit sector and employs around 10% of the U.S. work force. Non-Profit organizations represent the special interests of groups and/or communities as well as, provide social services where demand cannot be met by the public sector. They are classified into nine service categories which include: art, culture and humanities, education; environment/animals, health, human services, international and foreign affairs, religion, mutual membership benefit, and public/societal benefit.

Sample of Non-Profit Organizations:

• American Red Cross
• Art Galleries/Museums
• Boys and Girls Clubs
• Credit Unions
• Educational Organizations
• Government
• Hospitals
• Peace Corps
• Religious Organizations
• Senior Services
• Shelters
• Treatment Centers
• Zoos

Sample job/internship search and resource sites:
Career Center's Titan Connection (accessible through student portal)
Philanthropy.com
Socialservice.com
Opportunityknocks.org
Simplyhired.com
Idealist.org

Sample books:
Jobs & Careers with Nonprofit Organizations
Rainbow Resource Directory
The Complete Guide to Public Employment
From Making a Profit to Making a Difference: How to Launch Your New Career in Nonprofits.

Identify Professional Associations and research their website for some great resources on profession, career, and/or industry of industry, some sample Professional Associations:
Council on Foundations
National Council of Nonprofits
California Association of Nonprofits