WebLinks: Careers by Major/Interest


Note: This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of occupations associated with this major. Some of the positions below require a Bachelor's degree.  Others require a Master's or Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, or other disciplines.  Others may require a particular licensure or teacher certification. Refer to other WebLink pages for additional occupations, job descriptions and job search sites.

Sample Occupations

Social Service

Criminology & Law Enforcement

Additional Occupations

Examples of Employers

  • Abuse Center
  • Adoption Center
  • Americorps
  • Big Brother/Sister Agencies
  • Career/Employment Agency
  • Center for Children’s Service
  • Center for the Developmentally Disabled
  • Children’s Home
  • Children’s Hospital
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Corporation Child Care Center
  • Crisis Line
  • Dept of Child & Family Services (DCFS)
  • Department of Occupational Rehabilitation
  • Family Services Agency
  • Group Home
  • Head Start Program
  • Homeless Shelter
  • Hospital
  • Illinois Department of Public Aid
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
  • Learning Center
  • Nursing Homes
  • Peace Corps
  • Primary/Secondary School
  • Senior Center
  • Sheriff's Departments
  • Teen/Youth Center
  • United Way Agency
  • Women's Center
  • YMCAs & YWCAs
  • Youth Service Agency


Occupational & Professional Information

Social Work Information

Counseling Information

Graduate School Information

Sociology-Related Job Sites: National

Health & Aging


Social Services

Government Sites

NIU Links

Student Organizations

  • Academic Criminal Justice Association

Campus Job Settings

Links of Interest to All Majors