If you are searching for a career that’s portable, consider a job in the
The field offers a variety of positions, some of which do not require a college degree. You can even be your own boss by offering home-based child care services. In 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 1,216,600 jobs in the child care field. The expected growth rate in the field between 2016 and 2026 is 7 percent, a rate considered as fast as average. Salary varies based on location. If you are living in an urban area with a higher demand for child care providers, your income will likely be higher than in a more rural location.
Part-time work. The
Full-time work. If you are looking for a full-time position and prefer to work with just one or a few children, consider finding employment as a nanny. Like babysitters, nannies typically work from their employers' homes. The duties of a nanny may extend beyond those of a babysitter to include household chores and errands, such as laundry and picking up groceries. When interviewing for a nanny position, be sure to ask what your responsibilities will be. With more responsibilities included in your job description, you can command a higher salary.
Self-employment. Running your own home-based
Child development centers. If you would prefer to work in a facility, look for employment at local child development centers. Entry-level positions may only require a high school diploma or employers may expect you to have at least an associate degree, depending on the center. Earning a degree in early childhood development or a related field may increase your prospects.
Finding a job on an installation
Most military installations offer children and youth positions. Check with your installation's
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