Consumer Services

Many institutes of higher learning provide degree programs in consumer services, also known as consumer science. These programs combine studies in business, economics, nutrition and psychology to teach students about common consumption practices. Read on to learn more about this field.

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While some consumer services programs are available with a focus on customer service, most programs in this field concentrate on the purchasing, testing or other business aspects involved with bringing products into the home. These programs typically combine elements from the nutrition, psychology, business, sociology and communication fields. Graduates in this field of study commonly pursue employment opportunities in hospitals, community education programs, schools, retirement homes or daycare centers. Potential jobs can be found as human resources managers, community relations specialists, in government or in social services.

If you are interested in consumer services, you may want to consider all degree and career options available. Study.com provides a variety of resources that can help you make your academic and career decisions.

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