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.


Pros and Cons of Working as a Teacher

Today is World Teachers Day, and so in honor of one of the world’s most honorable and rewarding (but demanding) professions, here’s a look at the best and worst aspects of a career in teaching.


1. Being able to …

By Vault Careers - Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
Read more »

Student Success Story: Tyler Jimenez

When graduate students pursue their passions, everyone benefits
Meet a doctoral student who is expanding human knowledge

Psychologists want to understand why people do what they do. For Mizzou graduate student Tyler Jimenez, that includes why today’s authorities dispatch armored cars …

By Mizzou Magazine contributor
Mizzou Magazine contributor
Read more »

3 Social-Impact Lessons from Past Presidents

Many of us strive to be good role models in our careers, but few of our jobs come with the public spotlight of the United States presidency. The president’s views on social justice can influence the beliefs of an entire …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
Read more »

How to Prep for Career Fair Season

Sept. 6, 2021

Students: It’s never too early to start attending career fairs and figuring out where you might want to work post-graduation. To help you prepare, Show Me Mizzou talked with a few career services team members from across …

By Yan Lee
Yan Lee Profile Picture
Read more »



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…

Labor Market InsightsIn partnership withEmsi logo

Explore occupations by career categories and pathways and use real time labor market data to power your decision making.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Explore all Labor Market Insights here.

Contact & Location


Student Success Center (lower level)
Lowry Mall
Columbia, MO 65211

Career Service Hours

M 9:00am - 4:00 pm
T 9:00am - 4:00 pm
W 9:00am - 4:00 pm
TH 9:00am - 4:00 pm
F 9:00am - 4:00 pm