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 
    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.


Teaching Careers: How to Become a Teacher

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5 Rewarding Teaching Careers in a Post-Covid-19 World

The economy has been brought to a grinding halt over the last few months, and everyone is feeling the squeeze. But although Covid-19 has closed schools and affected every industry from travel to retail, the field of education has been …

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Types of Mental Health Professionals

Professionals Who Can Help

Getting help for mental, emotional, spiritual, or relationship issues can be difficult. Finding the right mental health professional can help you take control of any issue in your life.

We’ve pulled together the basic information you …

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38 Great to Know Nonprofit Career Resources

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Maybe you’re in college and are trying to decide what to do with your future, or maybe you’re tired of your current job and have decided that you want to explore a new career path. The road …

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A comprehensive resource with insightful career advisement, thousands of job listings, and volunteer opportunities in nonprofit organizations.

Find current elementary, middle and secondary school positions available at public, private, vocational, and technical schools.

Search job listings, check out the directory of nonprofit organizations, and review several corporate profiles.

A place to find jobs in Social Work, Social Service, Mental Health, Counseling, Psychology, Non-Profits, Case Management, and more.

Candid Career Videos

Explore career paths by accessing thousands of  videos! Short clips highlight industry professionals sharing job descriptions, backgrounds and career advice.


SSC 1150: College Success Seminar

This 2-credit hour course is intended to assist exploring students in making purposeful academic and life decisions that lead to…

SSC 2100: Career Explorations

 The goal of this course is to help students explore what to major in, what they can do with their…

Education & Helping Professions Exploration Courses

Below are a list of introductory and exploration courses for students interested in education and helping professions. This list is…

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