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Family & Consumer Sciences

Do you love making gourmet food, designing clothes, or helping children grow?

What are the Family & Consumer Sciences?

Classes in family and consumer sciences focus on hospitality & tourism, human services, design, retail, and merchandising.

  • Hospitality & Tourism encompasses the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services.
  • Human Services connects you to careers that relate to families and human needs.
  • Learn about the design industry all the way from stitch to pitch to sales floor.

Careers in Family & Consumer Sciences:

The career possibilities are truly endless. If these careers inspire you please talk with your guidance counselor about CTE, or contact the technical college nearest you!

Early Childhood Development & Services:

Directors, Childcare Facilities • Assistant Directors, Childcare Facilities • Elementary School CounselorsPreschool Teachers • Educators for Parents • NanniesTeachers’ AssistantsChildcare Assistants/Workers

Design:

Commercial Photographers, Digital, Still, Video, Film • Interior Designers, Commercial/Residential and Home Furnishings coordinators • Graphic Designers, Fashion Illustrators • Textile Designers • Commercial Artists, Illustrators, and Artists, all Media • Curators and Gallery ManagersFashion Designers

Merchandising:

Store Managers • Retail Marketing Coordinators • Merchandising Managers • Merchandise BuyersOperations Managers • Visual Merchandise Managers • Sales ManagersDepartment Managers • Sales Associates • Customer Service Representatives • Clerks (e.g., stock, receiving, etc.) • Administrative Support Representatives (e.g, human resources, clerical, finance, technical)

Restaurants And Food/Beverage Services:

General Manager • Food & Beverage Manager • Kitchen Manager • Catering & Banquets Manager • Service Manager • Dining Room Supervisor • Restaurant Owner • BakerBrewerCatererDieticianExecutive ChefCook • Pastry & Specialty Chef • Bartender • Restaurant Server • Banquet Server • Cocktail Server • Banquet Set-Up Employee • Bus Person • Room Service Attendant • Kitchen Steward • Counter Server • Wine StewardHost • Research and Development Chef • Food/Beverage Wholesaler • Product Demonstrator • Personal Chef

Lodging:

Front Office Manager • Executive HousekeeperDirector of Sales & Marketing • Chief Engineer • Director of Human Resources • Rooms Division Manager • Director of Security • Controller • Food & Beverage Director • Resident Manager • Director of OperationsGeneral Manager • Regional Manager • Quality Assurance Manager • Corporate Management • Lodging Management • Owner/Franchisee • Uniformed Services Support • Communications Supervisor • Front Desk Supervisor • Reservations Supervisor • Laundry Supervisor • Room Supervisor • Bell Captain • Shift Supervisor • Sales Professional • Night Auditor • Front Desk EmployeeValet AttendantBell Attendant • Door Attendant • ConciergeReservationist • Guestroom Attendant • Public Space CleanerHouse PersonMaintenance Worker • Van Driver

Travel & Tourism:

Executive Director • Assistant Director • Director of Tourism Development • Director of Membership Development • Director of Communications • Director of Visitor Services • Director of SalesDirector of Marketing and Advertising • Director of Volunteer Services • Director of Convention and Visitors Bureau • Market Development Manager • Group Sales Manager • Events Manager • Sales Manager • Destination Manager • Convention Services Manager • Heritage Tourism Developer • Travel Agent (Commercial & Vacation)Event PlannerMeeting Planner • Special Events Producer • Nature Tourism Coordinator • Tour and Travel Coordinator • Tourism Marketing Specialist • Transportation Specialist • Welcome Center Supervisor • Visitor Center Counselor • Tourism Assistant • Executive AssistantTour GuideTour Operator • Motor Coach Operator • Tour and Ticket ReservationistInterpreter

Recreation, Amusements & Attractions:

Club Manager • Club Assistant Manager • Club Instructor • Club Equipment & Facility Maintenance • Club Scheduler • Club Event Planner • Club Membership Developer • Parks & Gardens Director • Parks & Gardens Activity Coordinator • Parks & Gardens Access Management • Parks & Gardens Safety & Security • Parks & Garden Ranger • Resort Trainer • Resort Instructor • Resort Equipment Maintenance • Resort Scheduler • Gaming & Casino Manager • Gaming & Casino SupervisorGaming & Casino DealerGaming & Casino Slot Supervisor and MaintenanceGaming & Casino Security & SafetyFairs/Festival Event Planner • Fairs/Festival Set up Supervisor • Fairs/Festival Facility Manager • Fairs/Festival Promotional Developer • Theme Parks/Amusement Parks Resale Department ManagerTheme Parks/Amusement Parks Area Retail ManagerTheme Parks/Amusement Parks Area Ride Operations Manager • Theme Parks/Amusement Parks Group Events Manager • Family Centers Manager • Family Centers Equipment Operator/Maintenance • Historical /Cultural/Architectural Ecological Industrial Sites Guides/Ranger • Historical/Cultural/Architectural Ecological Industrial Sites Exhibit DeveloperMuseums/Zoos/Aquariums DocentMuseum/Zoos/Aquariums Animal Trainer and Handler • Museums/Zoos/Aquariums Exhibit Developer