Child Development Careers

Where Can I Work With Educational Training?

Depending on the level of your education and specialization in age group or area such as special education or language, you may work in:

  • Church education programs
  • Colleges and universities
  • Community colleges
  • Community programs such as the YMCA, YWCA or Red Cross
  • Child-care centers, from private to corporate-sponsored
  • Federal programs such as Head Start
  • Hospitals
  • Industries where children cannot attend regular schools and need to be individually tutored, such as in the film and television industries
  • Overseas settings for businesses, American schools for expatriate families or international schools
  • Libraries, museums or other city programs
  • Nonprofit organizations such as AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps or America Reads
  • Public schools
  • Private schools
  • Schools with special educational emphasis such as Montessori or international education
  • Technical and vocational schools
  
 
 

Salaries and Projected Job Growth

America’s Career Infonet lists salary ranges for the following job titles. Note: many of the following job categories may require education past the associate degree level.

Job Title Median Annual Salary Est. % Job Growth Through 2018
Childcare workers$17,800+20%
Special education teachers, pre-K through elementary$50,400+20%
Special education teachers, middle school$50,200+42%
Teacher assistants $19,700+29%
Teachers, elementary school$50,700+39%
Teachers, kindergarten$48,100+37%
Teachers, middle school$50,700+39%
Teachers, preschool $22,700+30%
Teachers, secondary school $52,300+31%