Youth and Community Studies Career Paths

Many of our students want to work children or in an educational setting without pursuing teacher certification. Majoring in Youth and Community Studies (YCS) lays the groundwork for a rewarding career in government, non-profits, and social work, for example,

YCS students also pursue graduate degrees in order to pursue careers in:

  • Urban Studies
  • Law
  • Education
  • Policy Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Health Care/Medicine
  • Social Work
  • Counseling
  • Traditional Disciplines (Sociology, Anthropology, Politics)
  • Planning

Community Studies students have become:

  • Community Organizers
  • Program Directors
  • Public Officials
  • Lawyers
  • Academics
  • Union Officials and Labor Organizers
  • Police Officers
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Radio, News Directors
  • Environmental Activists
  • Consultant Reporters
  • EPA Inspectors
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teachers

Learn more about the YCS major

Career Assessment

The Vick Center for Strategic Advising and Career Counseling is open to all University of Texas at Austin students. The center offers assessments designed to help you see how your personality, interests, and strengths fit with different kinds of careers. The two assessments offered are the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory.  The fee to take both assessments is $40 and includes  a workshop focused on interpreting the results.

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