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Family & Consumer Science Careers - Chapter Summary
Feel confident in your knowledge of family and consumer science careers by studying this engaging chapter. With the help of expert instructors, you can get reacquainted with requirements of the home economics major, business management processes and more. After completing this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Outline the steps to become a consumer psychologist
- Share career info about the consumer studies professional
- List and discuss top schools for human and consumer science
- Explain how to incorporate student organizations into family and consumer science curriculum
- Detail national standards for family and consumer sciences
- Explain the importance of business plans
- Describe how to write a business plan
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1. Careers Involving Home Economics
Learn about the various careers that involve some component of home economics. Compare and contrast the job duties of these different careers, as well as their median salaries and expected job growth rates.
2. How to Become a Consumer Psychologist: Step-by-Step Career Guide
Learn how to become a consumer psychologist. Research the job description and education requirements to find out how to start a career in consumer psychology.
3. Home Economics Major: Information and Requirements
In home economics bachelor's programs, students explore life management approaches, from parenting to personal finance, to help families maintain structure and health. Know the program requirements, the course curriculum, and the career options available upon graduation.
4. Consumer Studies Professional: Employment & Career Info
Consumer studies professionals document and analyze people's buying and shopping habits. Continue reading to learn more about education requirements, employment prospects, and potential salaries for consumer studies professionals.
5. Top Schools for Human and Consumer Science
Read about degree programs in human and consumer sciences, which can lead to a career in business, customer service, merchandising and public relations, among other areas. Find information about the degrees offered by four top-notch universities, and find a list of other U.S. schools that have programs in human and consumer sciences.
6. Incorporating Student Organizations Into Family & Consumer Science Curriculum
In this lesson, you will learn about ways to incorporate student organizations in the Family and Consumer Science curriculum that will complement and reinforce the program standards.
7. The National Standards for Family & Consumer Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences is a broad area that covers a variety of crucial skills related family life and various careers. Learn more about the national standards that guide this curriculum and find additional resources to help you learn about these subject areas.
8. Why Are Business Plans Important?
In this lesson, we'll define a business plan, talk about why a business plan is important, and explore its major components. We'll also discuss what information is useful to external and internal users.
9. How to Write a Business Plan
Staring a new business can be both exhilarating and intimidating. As with most things in life, having a plan tends to lead to better outcomes. In this lesson, you'll learn the basics of writing a business plan for a new start-up.
10. Business Management Processes: Definition, Types & Importance
We carry out processes every day and may not even know it. We all have our own routines and ways of getting things done. Business processes are critical because they have the power to determine how profitable a business will be.
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