Education & Helping Professions

This Career Community is focused on the many different areas students can pursue in education and the helping professions. Browse blogs for career advice, look at resources for job and internship leads and watch videos profiling unique roles and occupations.

    View a sample of professional titles related to this major

    Visit My Next Move to browse for helping-related occupations by keyword or industry.

    • Actors, musicians and singers
    • Clinical, counseling and school psychologists
    • Clergy
    • Coaches and scouts
    • Customer service representatives
    • Education professors
    • Education administrator
    • Elementary school teachers
    • Family & marriage therapists
    • Human resources managers
    • Interpreters and translators
    • Museum technicians and curators
    • Preschool teachers
    • Psychologists
    • Psychiatric technicians
    • Post-secondary teachers
    • Recreational workers
    • Rehabilitation counselors
    • Secondary school teacher
    • Social and community service managers
    • Social workers
    • Special education teachers

    Need help exploring your career options? Take the Focus 2 assessment to search for occupations that fit with your interests, values, skills, and personality. Then speak with a Career Specialist about the results.

    Check out helping-related MU majors, minors and certificates

    Please visit Majors@Mizzou and browse this site by career interests, occupation and by School or College. Remember, these are just a few examples of degree programs. A wide variety of MU majors can lead to a successful and satisfying career in education and helping.

    • Architectural Studies
    • Ancient Mediterranean Studies
    • Anthropology
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Educational Studies
    • Elementary Education
    • General Studies
    • History
    • Human Development and Family Science
    • Interdisciplinary
    • International Studies
    • Linguistic
    • Middle School Education
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Religious Studies
    • Roman Language/German/Russian
    • Secondary Education
    • Social Work
    • Sociology
    • Special Education

    Another helpful tool is the What Can I Do With This Major site where you can connect academic majors to common career paths and see typical employers that hire those majors.

    Learn how to have career conversations to find possible career paths 
    • Arrange an informational interview, learning about the real-life experience of someone working in a field or company that interests you.
    • Seek out mentors by making meaningful connections with upperclassmen, faculty, staff and alumni. 
    Discover the unique career paths of fellow Tigers
    • Use LinkedIn to see what thousands of Mizzou alumni are doing with their degrees.
    • Explore the Career Outcomes web page to see what recent MU graduates are doing and where they are living.


Helping New Teachers Hit their Stride

Our experts share their vision for emerging teachers, and the supports and actions required for them to succeed and grow throughout their careers.

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3 Secrets Every Macro Social Worker Must Know

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How To Become a Case Worker

Case workers advocate for a variety of clients to help navigate challenging situations and improve their quality of life. Becoming a case worker can be your first introduction into the larger industry of social work that aims to provide the …

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Five Tigers Receive Fulbright Awards

University of Missouri students studying topics including civil engineering, communication, elementary education and veterinary public health recently earned Fulbright scholarships.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a prestigious program that provides funding for recent graduates, graduate students and young professionals …

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A Helping Hand

As a high schooler in Raytown, Missouri, it wasn’t unusual to find Rianna Ellis packing sack lunches for students in her school district. You could also often catch her coordinating blood drives and volunteering at the local food pantry.

Now …

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Focus 2 Am I Career Ready?

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