Human Development Studies

Human Development is about how humans develop and their family and social relationships.

This covers all stages of a person's life: childhood, adolescence, adulthood, old age, death.

Human development is about the associated physical, mental, psychological and social changes.

This includes how family and social relationships develop and change.

NZ university majors related to this area

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Social worker
  • Social policy analyst
  • Development agency analyst
  • Non-governmental organisation (NGO) worker
  • Early childhood teacher
  • Primary school teacher
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

147% of national
median earnings


Employment

69%
Employed
3%
Unemployed
14%
Further study
14%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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