Family and Consumer Scientists

Family and consumer scientists, also called home economists, improve and help others to improve products, services, and practices that affect the comfort and well-being of the home and family. Family and consumer science covers a range of subjects from nutrition, food preparation, and meal planning to household economics and the psychology of family relations. All the aspects of household and home management are part of this broad field.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Home Economists
Duties Improve and help others to improve products, services, and practices that affect the comfort and well-being of the home and family
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Health
Experience Internship
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Organized
  • Technical
Skills
  • Organizational
  • Scientific
  • Teaching
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Instructor

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