Do you consider yourself a "people person?" Does the prospect of helping others through important life transitions inspire in you a deep sense of purpose? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then you should seriously consider pursuing a degree in adult development.
As an adult development student, you'll embark on a course of study that blends psychology and sociology. Particular areas of emphasis include health and wellness, adult education, diversity and aging, perception and cognition, and fundamentals of education technology.
Adult development degree-holders find work in such areas as law enforcement, social work, health and human services, counseling, and career education. Experts predict favorable employment prospects in this field, as they expect job growth to continue at a brisk pace through 2018.