Career Resources

Move Your Career Forward

Take your career to the next level using these tools.

We've compiled a number of resources that will help guide you on your professional path.

Please Note:  Some tools are available to AAFCS members only and require logging in to your MyAAFCS account. 

Featured Career Resources 
Additional Resources at Bottom of Page

Resources for Entry Level Worker

Careeronestop explores steps to finding a job when you have little or no work experience.

Prepare for Interviews

Prepare for the interview with these Free Linkedin Learning resources.
Master In-Demand Professional Soft Skills  

LinkedIn Learning offers eleven online courses with a total of 9 hours of content related to professional softskills which help people interact effectively with others.

FCS Career Connection Job Site

AAFCS' premier job site for FCS professionals! You can post your resume, search jobs, and set up job alerts through the FCS Career Connection Job Site

Access the FCS Career Connection Job Site


AAFCS Virtual Professional Development

Join AAFCS to receive this AAFCS members only benefit!  The AAFCS Virtual Professional Development (VPD) program offers members an opportunity to acquire professional development in FCS areas and earn PDUs (Professional Development Units). AAFCS offers Virtual Professional Development educational modules. Each educational module includes the following:

  • 30-minute recorded video presentation
  • Supplemental materials and instructional resources
  • PDU Certificate

Find out more

AAFCS Membership

Our membership community is inclusive of all family and consumer sciences content areas and practice settings, plus allied fields. If you are a student, professional, or volunteer who is committed to helping people lead better lives, you will "find your people" in AAFCS!

Find out more and become an AAFCS member

AAFCS Professional Certification

Becoming certified is the most credible credential a family and consumer sciences professional can achieve. Certification is based on individual mastery of knowledge common and essential to all family and consumer sciences professionals as verified by a minimum of a baccalaureate degree and successful completion of the national competency-based examination.

Find out more and achieve certification

AAFCS Event Calendar

Stay connected to professional development opportunities by staying up-to-date on AAFCS events

Find out more about AAFCS Professional Development opportunities

FCS University Programs

Membership in the Assembly of Higher Education is available for AAFCS-accredited programs and non AAFCS-accredited units. The unit can be defined as a college, school, division, department, or other institutional entity that prepares students for the family and consumer sciences profession. The Unit must be identified clearly in the institution's catalog(s), bulletins, and other public information documents.

Click on the buttons below to identify accredited and non-accredited members by region.

AHE Northeast Region AHE Southern Region

Click below to view the  interactive map will help you find information for FCS education programs throughout the country.

Map of University Programs for FCS Education Majors -



MyAAFCS Communities

As an AAFCS member you can connect with members in an only forum. To access the communities, you must be a member and log in at MyAAFCS. MyAAFCS is located at the top of the all AAFCS webpages.


Career Resources 

Say Yes to FCS   Did you know there is a documented shortage of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) educators across the nation? 
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Family & Consumer Sciences Information on types of majors, occupations, career outlook and more. 
Family and Consumer Sciences The People-Centered Sciences Information related to the definition of FCS, the value of FCS, content, practice settings and more. 
AAFCS Leadership Academy The AAFCS Community on Building Leadership Capacity offers the AAFCS Leadership Academy for new professionals who wish to design their own leadership plan in order to secure their preferred future as leaders in AAFCS. (Preference given to those with BS degree or greater with 7 years or less of membership in AAFCS) 
AAFCS Code of Ethics The Vision, Mission, Core Values, Diversity and Inclusion Statement and the Code of Ethics for the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.