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Putting the “Care” in “Career.”

Professionals looking for jobs that make a positive impact in the lives of children and adults will find many fulfilling careers in the education and childcare services sector. Graduates often become preschool teachers, child development specialists, K-12 classroom aides, infant and toddler caregivers, and children’s center directors or administrators. A degree or certificate from your local community college can catapult you into your new career.

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Careers in Education and Childcare Services

It’s not just a career…it’s a calling. These are just a few of the bold careers in which education and childcare services grads are building bright futures.

Preschool Teacher | Teacher Assistant | Special Education Aide | Parent Educator | Child Life Specialist | Sign Language Interpreter

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Skills Gained

Get the critical knowledge and tools to succeed in an education and childcare services career.

Critical Thinking | Problem Solving | Reading Comprehension | Time Management | Cultural Sensitivity | Communication | Multitasking

Earning Potential for Careers in Education and Childcare

Your career education in education and childcare services opens doors to bigger opportunities, higher salaries, and more!

  • Childcare Workers: $24,984-$36,197
  • Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education: $74,650-$106,258
  • Library Technicians: $27,900-$45,962
  • Interpreters and Translators: $41,167-$82,992
  • Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education: $28,284-$45,404
  • Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary: $31,836-$44,145
  • Tutors and Teachers and Instructors, All Other: $29,916-$67,545

I love this. If I can do this for the rest of my life and just help people, that’s my end goal. That’s my dream.

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Education and Childcare Facts

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Due to enrollment increases and retirements, job opportunities for teachers will vary from good to excellent, depending on the location, grade level, and subject taught.

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Between 2014 and 2029, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects 441,000 new education jobs across the nation.

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The average California teacher salary was $80,184 for the 2019-2020 school year. The state ranks second in the nation for compensation, trailing only New York.

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