Education, Cultures & Human Services

Welcome to Pitt’s Education, Cultures & Human Services Career Community! Students interested in these careers often like to instruct, advocate, mentor, research, guide, and assist both individuals and communities. They are concerned with issues like social justice, equality, educational access and attainment, mental health, and individual and community wellness. Possible explore positions include teaching, instructing, social work, counseling, guidance, advocacy, and community development.

There can be overlap between Education, Cultures & Human Services and other career communities. As you review the information below, consider the wide range of career options open to you with your academic training, skills, interests, and experience.

Navigating Your Major and Career Journey: The Importance of Understanding Your Values

When exploring careers, many consider whether an occupation will be personally fulfilling to them or not. This personal fulfillment can come in many different forms. For example, some folks are most satisfied by helping others, while others find joy in …

By Holly Schultz
Holly Schultz
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Career Paths for Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Graduates

Sociology, the study of human relationships and social behavior, examines the intricate patterns and relationships that manifest between individuals, groups, and institutions. Students pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in sociology examine social interactions scientifically and analytically in institutions like religion, family, …

By Erin Wheeler
Erin Wheeler Career Consultant
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ALTERNATIVES TO TEACHING: 20 COMPANIES THAT HIRE TEACHERS

If you are thinking about leaving the field of education and are looking for alternatives to teaching, here are some ideas you can use to begin brainstorming a new career. You can use various skills from the classroom which can include …

By Erin Wheeler
Erin Wheeler Career Consultant
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40 Careers in Higher Education (With Salaries and Duties)

Colleges and universities employ a variety of individuals to support their daily operations. Since these institutions have many departments and employ both administrative and academic staff, you can choose from a wide range of careers. If you’re interested in a career …

By Erin Wheeler
Erin Wheeler Career Consultant
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Life After Pitt: Essential Tips for Navigating your Job Search Journey

As you approach the final stretch of your college journey, the looming question of what comes next can feel both exciting and overwhelming. With graduation on the horizon, it’s time to dive into the job search process and kickstart your …

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator
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Reach out to any of these alumni who have shared their profiles in Pitt Commons.

  • Pittsburgh
  • Associate Professor and Vice Chair (Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology) University of Pittsburgh
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  • Washington DC
  • Foreign Service Officer US Department of State
Meet Bradford >
  • Pittsburgh
  • (Retired) Executive Associate Athletic Director & Associate Dean of Students University of Pittsburgh
Meet Donna >
  • Valencia, PA
Meet Melanie >
  • New Wilmington, PA
  • Communications Specialist University of Pittsburgh
Meet Sarina >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Vice Chancellor for Research Computing University of Pittsburgh
Meet Shawn >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Internship Manager University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration
Meet Claire >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Nanny Care.com
Meet Akira >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Closing Line Cook Walnut Grill
Meet Nicholas >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Disobedient Spirits LLC
Meet Lynne >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
Meet Ke'Amber >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Meet Amanda >

Did you know?

88% of Class of 2020 grads pursuing careers in education, cultures and human services were working or enrolled in graduate programs within 6 months of graduation. Top employers included the Work History Center and the U.S. Census Bureau, while top schools included Pitt, Michigan and Miami. Visit our Success After Pitt site to check out the details!

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