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 & 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 & Childcare Services opens doors to bigger opportunities, higher salaries, and more!

  • Adult Basic & Remedial Education Teachers: $41,150 – $69,170
  • Childcare Workers: $19,180 – $26,610
  • Elementary School Teachers: $45,330 – $73,610
  • Preschool Teachers: $23,190 – $38,520
  • Sign Language Interpreters: $34,620 – $63,180
  • Teacher’s Assistants: $21,170 – $33,190
  • Tutors: $26,440 – $60,110

I’m juggling kids and a business, and I was able to find something here that I could fit into…my crazy life.

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Education and Childcare Facts

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From 2012-2022, the demand for elementary and middle school teachers in Orange County is projected to grow at a rate of 13%, nearly double the average for all jobs.

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In 2017, there were 73,110 job openings for education, child development and family services-related jobs in California, but only 68,906 eligible graduates to fill them.

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Employment of preschool teachers is projected to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

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