Improve lives, one individual at a time
If you’re interested in a fulfilling career that will enhance others’ ability to experience life more completely and successfully, then you have arrived at the right place. We want to help others help themselves most effectively.
Our graduates possess the knowledge, skills and compassion required to become competent practitioners in the career fields of rehabilitation, orientation and mobility, counseling and related human services; occupations serving persons with disabilities; speech-language pathology; school psychology; and educational leadership. Employers and graduate schools alike recognize the high level of competitiveness that SFA students present in their applications for employment or further study.
A variety of jobs
As a graduate from this department, you’ll be exceptionally prepared for a career related to human services and educational leadership. Our alumni go on to hold positions such as:
- academic advisor
- career counselor
- case manager
- child and family advocate
- child and protective services worker
- community outreach worker
- community mental health provider
- correctional/probation officer
- early interventionist
- health services coordinator
- hospice worker/coordinator
- human resources specialist
- job coach
- job development and placement services
- mental health technician
- orientation and mobility or vision specialist
- public health educator
- rehabilitation practitioner
- school counselor
- school psychologist
- school principal or athletic director
- speech-language pathologist
- speech therapist
- substance abuse counselor
- vocational counselor
- wellness advisor
- or youth service coordinator.
Job availability and growth
A growing elderly population and more people seeking treatment for addiction are increasing the demand for social services professionals.
A continued need for school-based positions such as guidance counselors and principals also is projected. Meanwhile, the employment outlook for professionals in human services specialties such as speech-language pathology and orientation and mobility continues to be excellent.