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Career Services

 

Student Center 240

1200 S. Jay St.

Aberdeen, S.D. 57401

 

Phone: 605-626-2371

Fax: 605-626-3399

E-mail: careerdev@northern.edu

 

 

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Choosing a Major: Social Interests

Empathetic Helpers take a helping or altruistic approach involving teaching, developing, or caring for others.

Majors/Minors Careers Campus Activities
American Indian Studies Activity director 10% Society
Art Education Aging specialist Association for the Education of Young Children
Biology Education Arts & crafts instructor Black Student Union
Chemistry Education Athletic director Campus Activities Board
Coaching minor Camp counselor Chess Club
Early Childhood Ed. minor Camp director Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
Elementary Ed. Science minor Career counselor Chinese Student Association
Elementary Education Child care provider Collegians in Christ's Service
Gerontology (AA) Child protection worker Council for Exceptional Children
Gerontology certificate Church musician Counselor Education Club
Gerontology minor Clergy (priest pastor, rabbi, imam, etc. Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Health Education minor Clinical counselor German Club
Human Performance & Fitness Coach Honors Program
K-12 French Education College residence hall director International Student Campus Ministry
K-12 German Education Cook, chef International Student Club
K-12 Reading minor Correctional officer Korean Student Association
Language Arts Education Counselor LDS YSA
Math minor in elem. Ed. Customs agent National Association for Music Education
Physical Education Detective Native American Student Association
Pre-nursing Dietitian/nutritionist NSU Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Pre-Occupational Therapy Elementary teacher NSU Lions Club
Pre-physical Therapy Emergency medical technician NSU Polynesian Club
Psychology Fish & game warden (law enf.) PHIT Club
Religious Studies minor Fitness consultant Residence Hall Councils
School or Mental Health Counseling Fund raiser SDEA Student Program
Secondary Education Funeral director S.E.R.V.E.
Social Science minor for el. Ed. Geographer Student of the Social Sciences
Social Science (BSEd) Geologist The Newman Club
Sociology-criminal justice Gunsmith Veterans Club
Sociology-gerontology Hearing officer Work study & student labor positions
Sociology-human services Law enforcement officer  
Spanish Education Loss control specialist  
Special Education Mental health counselor  
Special Education minor Military officer  
Teaching English as a second language (cert.) Nurse  
  Nurse practitioner  
  Nursing home administrator  
  Occupational therapist  
  Park ranger (interpretive)  
  Park ranger (law enforcement)  
  Physical educator  
  Physical therapist  
  Pilot  
  Preschool teacher  
  Probation/parole officer  
  Psychologist  
  Reading teacher  
  Residential counselor  
  School counselor  
  School principal/administrator  
  School psychologist  
  Secondary teacher  
  Security guard  
  Social worker  
  Sound technician  
  Substance Abuse Counselor  
  Worker compensation staff  
  Youth worker  

 

This exercise is just a small step toward establishing your career goals. Please use the resources of the Career Development * Placement Center (Student Center 240, Phone-626-2371) throughout your years at NSU. For example, there is software available for finding current information about careers, decision-making, experience before you make a decision, job search help, and other related questions.