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Child Development Careers and Jobs

Select, Find and Prepare for Child Development Careers and Jobs - all on one page


4 Steps to Use This Page: 1-Explore Careers of Intrerest 2-See Job Listings Matched to Career 3-Prepare for the Career 4-See External Career Resources

Here is a more detailed 3-minute Helper Video External Link.

This page will take you through 4 steps to (1) Select from Child Development careers/jobs, (2) Find Child Development job listings, (3) Prepare for Child Development careers, and (4) Provide Child Development career-specific resources.

Step 1: Select a Career/Job: This page starts with 4 ways for you to identify and select from listings of Child Development careers/jobs:
A) Fastest Growing Child Development Careers - 2020 to 2030 (est.)
These listings are based on job growth estimates and helps you to identify the fastest growing and evolving Child Development careers. Some careers may not initially seem related to Child Development, so relevant Child Development jobs are listed alongside each listing. This can also help us to identify which careers (bottom of the listing) may have negative growth - perhaps due to automation or planned obsolescence.
B) Median Annual Salary U.S. Child Development Careers
These listings are sorted (descending) by median annual salary in the U.S. This may help us to identify our ideal career. We may not qualify at this time for the desired career, but this listing and the results provided can help us to explore job details, as well as learn how to appropriately prepare for the career.
C) Child Development Career Ladders (Educational Requirements)
These listings will help us to identify Child Development careers sorted by educational requirements (with the most difficult to obtain listed first). This may help us to identify career ladders (as we scroll down the list), and help us to get jobs that we qualify for now.
D) Select From a Listing of 153 Child Development Jobs.
The list may be quite long. There are two ways you might like to use this list:
1) Filter - As you enter a word, you will filter (limit) the list of jobs
2) Browse the list (Don't Filter) - You can simply explore the list of jobs. There may be many that you might never have considered to be of interest.
Once you have identified an job of interest, simply click on it.

Step 2: Find a Job: After you have selected a career/job above, you will see current jobs listings. You can change the location, distance from location and recency as desired. Each of the listings will link to a current job opening.

Job listings (based on your criteria) can be sent daily to your inbox, so you always have access to the latest opportunities. Complete the short form to start - you can opt out anytime.

Step 3: Prepare For a Career: In this section you will gain access to detailed information to help you prepare for the chosen career. Information may include (not every career choice includes all of the elements below - updates occur quarterly):
Core and Supplemental Duties: Lists the worker-related tasks performed
General and Specific Work Activities: Summarizes the broad and more specific types of behaviors related to the career
Knowledge Required: Provides the requirements regarding the acquisition of facts and principles
Skills Required: Provides basic skills and cross-functional skills needed
Preparation Required: Provides a summary of the required experience and education
Educational Requirements: Detailed breakdown of the education required
Work Experience Required: Detailed breakdown of the prior work experience required
Local Salary Information: Provides national and local salary ranges
Certifications: Provides appropriate government and private-sector certifications and/or credentials that may be required
Professional Associations: Provides professional associations that are related to the career selected
Job Listings: Provides links to active current job listings for the selected career, along with multiple similar job titles to explore. All details appear on this page
Related Careers to Consider: Lists up to 20 careers that might be of interest to you (related to your initial choice - what they do, what they know, and what they're called), ranked by best fit.

** If you clicked on a link from section D (as described in Step 1 above), you will see one or more links to an occupation that is usually a bit more general than your initial job selection - the link(s) is directly related to the specific job you identified through your prior selections.
*NOTE: It is possible that there may not be a career path identified for the specific job you selected in Step 1. If this is the case, scroll up the page and click on a different career/job.

Step 4: Career-Specific Resources (detailed and constantly updated): Continue to scroll down the page and you will find tabs that provide detailed (updated) links specific to the career you selected. This information includes:
Videos: Provides a listing of video links related to this career. A great way to get a quick overview of the occupation.
Resumes: Sources for resume materials and techniques. This can help to get you started.
Job Description: Sources that provide job descriptions, which are vital to resume and interview preparation.
Interviews: Provides links that can help you to prepare for and successfully complete the job interview. Can also assist with coffee chats.
Step by Step: Provides links to resources that can help to organize the career search process.
LinkedIn: One of the best professional social media sites that provides links, opportunities, and networking specifically for careers and career development.

Step 1 of 4: Select a Career/Job

43 Child Development careers are listed below (sorted by Percentage Change in Total Job Openings - 2020 to 2030 est.). Child Development-related jobs specific to each career are also provided. This shows which careers are emerging and growing the fastest. Please Scroll and Select below:

Occupations U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030 (% change) Child Development-Related Jobs

Nurse Practitioners 52.2% Coordinator, Child Health
Occupation: Nurse Practitioners U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 52.2% Child Development-Related Jobs: Coordinator, Child Health
Epidemiologists 29.6% Maternal and Child Health Epidemiologist
Occupation: Epidemiologists U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 29.6% Child Development-Related Jobs: Maternal and Child Health Epidemiologist
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 24.3% Childbirth Teacher
Occupation: Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 24.3% Child Development-Related Jobs: Childbirth Teacher
Self-Enrichment Teachers 23.5% Childbirth and Infant Care Teacher
Occupation: Self-Enrichment Teachers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 23.5% Child Development-Related Jobs: Childbirth and Infant Care Teacher
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 20.8% Child Nutrition Manager
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 20.8% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Nutrition Manager
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 18.4% Child Care Teacher; Child Caregiver; Child Development Associate Teacher (CDA Teacher); Child Development Teacher; Childcare Provider; Childcare Teacher; Childhood Development Teacher; Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program Teacher (ECEAP); Early Childhood Teacher; Infant and Toddler Teacher; Toddler Guide; Toddler Teacher
Occupation: Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 18.4% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Care Teacher; Child Caregiver; Child Development Associate Teacher (CDA Teacher); Child Development Teacher; Childcare Provider; Childcare Teacher; Childhood Development Teacher; Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program Teacher (ECEAP); Early Childhood Teacher; Infant and Toddler Teacher; Toddler Guide; Toddler Teacher
Social and Human Service Assistants 16.6% Child Advocate; Child and Adolescent Therapist; Child Care Counselor; Child Care Worker; Child Protective Investigator; Family Support Specialist; Family Support Worker
Occupation: Social and Human Service Assistants U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 16.6% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Advocate; Child and Adolescent Therapist; Child Care Counselor; Child Care Worker; Child Protective Investigator; Family Support Specialist; Family Support Worker
Marriage and Family Therapists 16.4% Child Abuse Therapy Director; Child and Family Counselor; Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist; Family Counselor; Marriage and Family Counselor
Occupation: Marriage and Family Therapists U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 16.4% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Abuse Therapy Director; Child and Family Counselor; Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist; Family Counselor; Marriage and Family Counselor
Social and Community Service Managers 15.2% Child Protection Supervisor; Child Welfare Director; Child Welfare Services Director
Occupation: Social and Community Service Managers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 15.2% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Protection Supervisor; Child Welfare Director; Child Welfare Services Director
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 14.9% Case Manager, Family Support Worker; Child and Adolescent Case Manager; Child and Family Therapist; Marriage and Family Social Worker
Occupation: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 14.9% Child Development-Related Jobs: Case Manager, Family Support Worker; Child and Adolescent Case Manager; Child and Family Therapist; Marriage and Family Social Worker
Therapists, All Other 14.8% Child Life Therapist
Occupation: Therapists, All Other U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 14.8% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Life Therapist
Healthcare Social Workers 13.2% Family Support Specialist; Family Support Worker
Occupation: Healthcare Social Workers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 13.2% Child Development-Related Jobs: Family Support Specialist; Family Support Worker
Psychiatric Technicians 12.8% Child and Family Therapist
Occupation: Psychiatric Technicians U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 12.8% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child and Family Therapist
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 12.6% Certified Child, Youth, and Family Social Worker (C-CYFSW); Certified Children, Youth, and Family Social Worker (C-CYFSW); Child Abuse Worker; Child Advocate; Child and Family Services Worker; Child Care Counselor; Child Development Consultant; Child Protection Specialist; Child Protective Services Social Worker (CPS Social Worker); Child Protective Services Specialist; Child Welfare Caseworker; Child Welfare Consultant; Child Welfare Counselor; Child Welfare Social Worker; Child Welfare Specialist; Child Welfare Worker; Children Mental Health Therapist; Family Support Specialist; Family Support Worker
Occupation: Child, Family, and School Social Workers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 12.6% Child Development-Related Jobs: Certified Child, Youth, and Family Social Worker (C-CYFSW); Certified Children, Youth, and Family Social Worker (C-CYFSW); Child Abuse Worker; Child Advocate; Child and Family Services Worker; Child Care Counselor; Child Development Consultant; Child Protection Specialist; Child Protective Services Social Worker (CPS Social Worker); Child Protective Services Specialist; Child Welfare Caseworker; Child Welfare Consultant; Child Welfare Counselor; Child Welfare Social Worker; Child Welfare Specialist; Child Welfare Worker; Children Mental Health Therapist; Family Support Specialist; Family Support Worker
Psychiatrists 12.5% Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist; Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Child Psychiatrist; Physician-Child Psychiatrist
Occupation: Psychiatrists U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 12.5% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist; Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Child Psychiatrist; Physician-Child Psychiatrist
Health Education Specialists 12.4% Child Advocate; Child Development Specialist; Child Health Associate; Family Support Worker
Occupation: Health Education Specialists U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 12.4% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Advocate; Child Development Specialist; Child Health Associate; Family Support Worker
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 12.1% Child Study Team Case Manager; Deaf or Hard of Hearing Early Childhood Teacher; Early Childhood Educator; Early Childhood Intervention Specialist; Early Childhood Special Education Certified Teacher (ECSE Certified Teacher); Early Childhood Special Education Teacher (ECSE Teacher); Early Childhood Special Educator (EC Special Educator)
Occupation: Special Education Teachers, Preschool U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 12.1% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Study Team Case Manager; Deaf or Hard of Hearing Early Childhood Teacher; Early Childhood Educator; Early Childhood Intervention Specialist; Early Childhood Special Education Certified Teacher (ECSE Certified Teacher); Early Childhood Special Education Teacher (ECSE Teacher); Early Childhood Special Educator (EC Special Educator)
Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors 11.5% Child Guidance Counselor
Occupation: Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 11.5% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Guidance Counselor
Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare 11.4% Child Care Center Administrator; Child Care Center Director; Child Care Director; Child Care Teacher; Childcare Administrator; Childcare Center Administrator; Childcare Center Director; Childcare Center Teacher; Childcare Director; Childcare Executive Director; Early Childhood Development Manager; Early Childhood Director; Early Childhood Program Supervisor (ECP Supervisor); Early Childhood Services Director; Early Childhood Specialist; Infant/Toddler Coordinator
Occupation: Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 11.4% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Care Center Administrator; Child Care Center Director; Child Care Director; Child Care Teacher; Childcare Administrator; Childcare Center Administrator; Childcare Center Director; Childcare Center Teacher; Childcare Director; Childcare Executive Director; Early Childhood Development Manager; Early Childhood Director; Early Childhood Program Supervisor (ECP Supervisor); Early Childhood Services Director; Early Childhood Specialist; Infant/Toddler Coordinator
Dietitians and Nutritionists 10.7% WIC Site Coordinator (Women Infants and Children Site Coordinator)
Occupation: Dietitians and Nutritionists U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 10.7% Child Development-Related Jobs: WIC Site Coordinator (Women Infants and Children Site Coordinator)
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 10.5% Child Health Associate; Child Life Therapist
Occupation: Healthcare Support Workers, All Other U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 10.5% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Health Associate; Child Life Therapist
Recreational Therapists 10.4% Child Life Therapist
Occupation: Recreational Therapists U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 10.4% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Life Therapist
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 10.3% Child Development Professor; Child Development Teacher; Child Psychology Teacher
Occupation: Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 10.3% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Development Professor; Child Development Teacher; Child Psychology Teacher
Registered Nurses 9% Certified Childbirth Educator (CCE)
Occupation: Registered Nurses U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 9% Child Development-Related Jobs: Certified Childbirth Educator (CCE)
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 8.9% Child Welfare Education Coordinator; Family Welfare Social Work Professor
Occupation: Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 8.9% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Welfare Education Coordinator; Family Welfare Social Work Professor
Childcare Workers 8.5% Child Attendant; Child Care Aide; Child Care Assistant; Child Care Attendant; Child Care Development Specialist; Child Care Provider; Child Care Sitter; Child Care Supervisor; Child Care Teacher; Child Care Worker; Child Caregiver; Child Daycare Worker; Child Life Specialist; Child Monitor; Childcare Aide; Childcare Assistant; Childcare Attendant; Childcare Counselor; Childcare Director; Childcare Provider; Childcare Specialist; Childcare Worker; Early Childhood Professional; Home Child Care Provider; Infant and Toddler Teacher; Infant Childcare Provider; Infant Childcare Worker; Infant Toddler Teacher; Infant/Toddler Coordinator; Infant/Toddler Teacher; Infant/Toddler Team Lead Teacher; School Childcare Attendant; Toddler Caregiver; Toddler Teacher
Occupation: Childcare Workers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 8.5% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Attendant; Child Care Aide; Child Care Assistant; Child Care Attendant; Child Care Development Specialist; Child Care Provider; Child Care Sitter; Child Care Supervisor; Child Care Teacher; Child Care Worker; Child Caregiver; Child Daycare Worker; Child Life Specialist; Child Monitor; Childcare Aide; Childcare Assistant; Childcare Attendant; Childcare Counselor; Childcare Director; Childcare Provider; Childcare Specialist; Childcare Worker; Early Childhood Professional; Home Child Care Provider; Infant and Toddler Teacher; Infant Childcare Provider; Infant Childcare Worker; Infant Toddler Teacher; Infant/Toddler Coordinator; Infant/Toddler Teacher; Infant/Toddler Team Lead Teacher; School Childcare Attendant; Toddler Caregiver; Toddler Teacher
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 8.3% Early Childhood Education Professor
Occupation: Education Teachers, Postsecondary U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 8.3% Child Development-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Education Professor
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 8.1% Early Childhood Teacher
Occupation: Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 8.1% Child Development-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Teacher
Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary 7.8% Early Childhood Services Coordinator
Occupation: Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 7.8% Child Development-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Services Coordinator
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 7.7% General Curriculum Exceptional Children Teacher
Occupation: Special Education Teachers, Secondary School U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 7.7% Child Development-Related Jobs: General Curriculum Exceptional Children Teacher
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 7.5% Exceptional Children Teacher (EC Teacher)
Occupation: Special Education Teachers, Middle School U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 7.5% Child Development-Related Jobs: Exceptional Children Teacher (EC Teacher)
Psychiatric Aides 7.4% Child & Adolescent Counselor
Occupation: Psychiatric Aides U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 7.4% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child & Adolescent Counselor
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School 7.1% Early Childhood Education Instructor; Vocational Childcare Teacher
Occupation: Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 7.1% Child Development-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Education Instructor; Vocational Childcare Teacher
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 6.8% Child Nutrition Clerk; Child Nutrition Program Assistant (CNP Assistant); Child Nutrition Program Manager (CNP Manager)
Occupation: Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 6.8% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Nutrition Clerk; Child Nutrition Program Assistant (CNP Assistant); Child Nutrition Program Manager (CNP Manager)
Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 5.8% Child Development Instructor; Early Childhood and School Age Instructor; Early Childhood and School-Age Program Instructor; Early Childhood Education Instructor; Early Childhood Education Professor; Early Childhood Education Specialist; Early Childhood Instructor; Early Childhood Professor; Early Childhood Teacher
Occupation: Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 5.8% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Development Instructor; Early Childhood and School Age Instructor; Early Childhood and School-Age Program Instructor; Early Childhood Education Instructor; Early Childhood Education Professor; Early Childhood Education Specialist; Early Childhood Instructor; Early Childhood Professor; Early Childhood Teacher
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers 4.1% Family Service Counselor
Occupation: Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 4.1% Child Development-Related Jobs: Family Service Counselor
Judicial Law Clerks 3.9% Child Support Officer
Occupation: Judicial Law Clerks U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 3.9% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Support Officer
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary 3.4% Childcare Instructor
Occupation: Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 3.4% Child Development-Related Jobs: Childcare Instructor
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 2.5% Child Support Agent; Child Support Investigator; Child Support Officer
Occupation: Detectives and Criminal Investigators U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 2.5% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Support Agent; Child Support Investigator; Child Support Officer
Directors, Religious Activities and Education 2.2% Children and Family Minister; Early Childhood Director; Early Childhood Ministries Director; Youth/Children Minister
Occupation: Directors, Religious Activities and Education U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 2.2% Child Development-Related Jobs: Children and Family Minister; Early Childhood Director; Early Childhood Ministries Director; Youth/Children Minister
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 0.8% Child Support Hearing Officer; Child Support Magistrate
Occupation: Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 0.8% Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Support Hearing Officer; Child Support Magistrate
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers -1.5% Early Childhood Quality Improvement Director
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -1.5% Child Development-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Quality Improvement Director
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive -7.6% Early Childhood Behavior Consultant; Early Childhood Coordinator
Occupation: Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -7.6% Child Development-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Behavior Consultant; Early Childhood Coordinator

47 Child Development careers are listed below (sorted by U.S. National Median Salary). Child Development-related jobs specific to each occupation are also provided. Please Scroll and Select below::

Occupations National Median Salary Child Development-Related Jobs

Nurse Practitioners $ 111,680 Coordinator, Child Health
Occupation: Nurse Practitioners National Median Salary: $ 111,680 Child Development-Related Jobs: Coordinator, Child Health
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $ 99,090 Childbirth Teacher
Occupation: Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary National Median Salary: $ 99,090 Child Development-Related Jobs: Childbirth Teacher
Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $ 98,490 Early Childhood Services Coordinator
Occupation: Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary National Median Salary: $ 98,490 Child Development-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Services Coordinator
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $ 97,520 Child Support Hearing Officer; Child Support Magistrate
Occupation: Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers National Median Salary: $ 97,520 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Support Hearing Officer; Child Support Magistrate
Detectives and Criminal Investigators $ 86,940 Child Support Agent; Child Support Investigator; Child Support Officer
Occupation: Detectives and Criminal Investigators National Median Salary: $ 86,940 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Support Agent; Child Support Investigator; Child Support Officer
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $ 78,180 Child Development Professor; Child Development Teacher; Child Psychology Teacher
Occupation: Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary National Median Salary: $ 78,180 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Development Professor; Child Development Teacher; Child Psychology Teacher
Registered Nurses $ 75,330 Certified Childbirth Educator (CCE)
Occupation: Registered Nurses National Median Salary: $ 75,330 Child Development-Related Jobs: Certified Childbirth Educator (CCE)
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses $ 75,330 Clinical Nurse Specialist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Occupation: Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses National Median Salary: $ 75,330 Child Development-Related Jobs: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Clinical Nurse Specialists $ 75,330 Maternal Child Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
Occupation: Clinical Nurse Specialists National Median Salary: $ 75,330 Child Development-Related Jobs: Maternal Child Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
Epidemiologists $ 74,560 Maternal and Child Health Epidemiologist
Occupation: Epidemiologists National Median Salary: $ 74,560 Child Development-Related Jobs: Maternal and Child Health Epidemiologist
Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $ 72,220 Child Development Instructor; Early Childhood and School Age Instructor; Early Childhood and School-Age Program Instructor; Early Childhood Education Instructor; Early Childhood Education Professor; Early Childhood Education Specialist; Early Childhood Instructor; Early Childhood Professor; Early Childhood Teacher
Occupation: Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary National Median Salary: $ 72,220 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Development Instructor; Early Childhood and School Age Instructor; Early Childhood and School-Age Program Instructor; Early Childhood Education Instructor; Early Childhood Education Professor; Early Childhood Education Specialist; Early Childhood Instructor; Early Childhood Professor; Early Childhood Teacher
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary $ 71,570 Child Welfare Education Coordinator; Family Welfare Social Work Professor
Occupation: Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary National Median Salary: $ 71,570 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Welfare Education Coordinator; Family Welfare Social Work Professor
Social and Community Service Managers $ 69,600 Child Protection Supervisor; Child Welfare Director; Child Welfare Services Director
Occupation: Social and Community Service Managers National Median Salary: $ 69,600 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Protection Supervisor; Child Welfare Director; Child Welfare Services Director
Education Teachers, Postsecondary $ 65,440 Early Childhood Education Professor
Occupation: Education Teachers, Postsecondary National Median Salary: $ 65,440 Child Development-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Education Professor
Dietitians and Nutritionists $ 63,090 WIC Site Coordinator (Women Infants and Children Site Coordinator)
Occupation: Dietitians and Nutritionists National Median Salary: $ 63,090 Child Development-Related Jobs: WIC Site Coordinator (Women Infants and Children Site Coordinator)
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School $ 62,460 Early Childhood Education Instructor; Vocational Childcare Teacher
Occupation: Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School National Median Salary: $ 62,460 Child Development-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Education Instructor; Vocational Childcare Teacher
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School $ 62,320 General Curriculum Exceptional Children Teacher
Occupation: Special Education Teachers, Secondary School National Median Salary: $ 62,320 Child Development-Related Jobs: General Curriculum Exceptional Children Teacher
Special Education Teachers, Middle School $ 61,820 Exceptional Children Teacher (EC Teacher)
Occupation: Special Education Teachers, Middle School National Median Salary: $ 61,820 Child Development-Related Jobs: Exceptional Children Teacher (EC Teacher)
Special Education Teachers, Preschool $ 61,400 Child Study Team Case Manager; Deaf or Hard of Hearing Early Childhood Teacher; Early Childhood Educator; Early Childhood Intervention Specialist; Early Childhood Special Education Certified Teacher (ECSE Certified Teacher); Early Childhood Special Education Teacher (ECSE Teacher); Early Childhood Special Educator (EC Special Educator)
Occupation: Special Education Teachers, Preschool National Median Salary: $ 61,400 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Study Team Case Manager; Deaf or Hard of Hearing Early Childhood Teacher; Early Childhood Educator; Early Childhood Intervention Specialist; Early Childhood Special Education Certified Teacher (ECSE Certified Teacher); Early Childhood Special Education Teacher (ECSE Teacher); Early Childhood Special Educator (EC Special Educator)
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers $ 58,450 Early Childhood Quality Improvement Director
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers National Median Salary: $ 58,450 Child Development-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Quality Improvement Director
Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors $ 58,120 Child Guidance Counselor
Occupation: Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors National Median Salary: $ 58,120 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Guidance Counselor
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education $ 57,860 Early Childhood Teacher
Occupation: Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education National Median Salary: $ 57,860 Child Development-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Teacher
Healthcare Social Workers $ 57,630 Family Support Specialist; Family Support Worker
Occupation: Healthcare Social Workers National Median Salary: $ 57,630 Child Development-Related Jobs: Family Support Specialist; Family Support Worker
Judicial Law Clerks $ 57,510 Child Support Officer
Occupation: Judicial Law Clerks National Median Salary: $ 57,510 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Support Officer
Therapists, All Other $ 57,310 Child Life Therapist
Occupation: Therapists, All Other National Median Salary: $ 57,310 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Life Therapist
Art Therapists $ 57,310 Marriage Family Counselor
Occupation: Art Therapists National Median Salary: $ 57,310 Child Development-Related Jobs: Marriage Family Counselor
Health Education Specialists $ 56,500 Child Advocate; Child Development Specialist; Child Health Associate; Family Support Worker
Occupation: Health Education Specialists National Median Salary: $ 56,500 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Advocate; Child Development Specialist; Child Health Associate; Family Support Worker
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary $ 55,620 Childcare Instructor
Occupation: Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary National Median Salary: $ 55,620 Child Development-Related Jobs: Childcare Instructor
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers $ 54,100 Family Service Counselor
Occupation: Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers National Median Salary: $ 54,100 Child Development-Related Jobs: Family Service Counselor
Marriage and Family Therapists $ 51,340 Child Abuse Therapy Director; Child and Family Counselor; Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist; Family Counselor; Marriage and Family Counselor
Occupation: Marriage and Family Therapists National Median Salary: $ 51,340 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Abuse Therapy Director; Child and Family Counselor; Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist; Family Counselor; Marriage and Family Counselor
Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare $ 49,160 Child Care Center Administrator; Child Care Center Director; Child Care Director; Child Care Teacher; Childcare Administrator; Childcare Center Administrator; Childcare Center Director; Childcare Center Teacher; Childcare Director; Childcare Executive Director; Early Childhood Development Manager; Early Childhood Director; Early Childhood Program Supervisor (ECP Supervisor); Early Childhood Services Director; Early Childhood Specialist; Infant/Toddler Coordinator
Occupation: Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare National Median Salary: $ 49,160 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Care Center Administrator; Child Care Center Director; Child Care Director; Child Care Teacher; Childcare Administrator; Childcare Center Administrator; Childcare Center Director; Childcare Center Teacher; Childcare Director; Childcare Executive Director; Early Childhood Development Manager; Early Childhood Director; Early Childhood Program Supervisor (ECP Supervisor); Early Childhood Services Director; Early Childhood Specialist; Infant/Toddler Coordinator
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers $ 48,720 Case Manager, Family Support Worker; Child and Adolescent Case Manager; Child and Family Therapist; Marriage and Family Social Worker
Occupation: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers National Median Salary: $ 48,720 Child Development-Related Jobs: Case Manager, Family Support Worker; Child and Adolescent Case Manager; Child and Family Therapist; Marriage and Family Social Worker
Child, Family, and School Social Workers $ 48,430 Certified Child, Youth, and Family Social Worker (C-CYFSW); Certified Children, Youth, and Family Social Worker (C-CYFSW); Child Abuse Worker; Child Advocate; Child and Family Services Worker; Child Care Counselor; Child Development Consultant; Child Protection Specialist; Child Protective Services Social Worker (CPS Social Worker); Child Protective Services Specialist; Child Welfare Caseworker; Child Welfare Consultant; Child Welfare Counselor; Child Welfare Social Worker; Child Welfare Specialist; Child Welfare Worker; Children Mental Health Therapist; Family Support Specialist; Family Support Worker
Occupation: Child, Family, and School Social Workers National Median Salary: $ 48,430 Child Development-Related Jobs: Certified Child, Youth, and Family Social Worker (C-CYFSW); Certified Children, Youth, and Family Social Worker (C-CYFSW); Child Abuse Worker; Child Advocate; Child and Family Services Worker; Child Care Counselor; Child Development Consultant; Child Protection Specialist; Child Protective Services Social Worker (CPS Social Worker); Child Protective Services Specialist; Child Welfare Caseworker; Child Welfare Consultant; Child Welfare Counselor; Child Welfare Social Worker; Child Welfare Specialist; Child Welfare Worker; Children Mental Health Therapist; Family Support Specialist; Family Support Worker
Recreational Therapists $ 47,710 Child Life Therapist
Occupation: Recreational Therapists National Median Salary: $ 47,710 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Life Therapist
Directors, Religious Activities and Education $ 45,110 Children and Family Minister; Early Childhood Director; Early Childhood Ministries Director; Youth/Children Minister
Occupation: Directors, Religious Activities and Education National Median Salary: $ 45,110 Child Development-Related Jobs: Children and Family Minister; Early Childhood Director; Early Childhood Ministries Director; Youth/Children Minister
Self-Enrichment Teachers $ 39,960 Childbirth and Infant Care Teacher
Occupation: Self-Enrichment Teachers National Median Salary: $ 39,960 Child Development-Related Jobs: Childbirth and Infant Care Teacher
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other $ 39,530 Child Health Associate; Child Life Therapist
Occupation: Healthcare Support Workers, All Other National Median Salary: $ 39,530 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Health Associate; Child Life Therapist
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive $ 38,850 Early Childhood Behavior Consultant; Early Childhood Coordinator
Occupation: Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive National Median Salary: $ 38,850 Child Development-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Behavior Consultant; Early Childhood Coordinator
Social and Human Service Assistants $ 35,960 Child Advocate; Child and Adolescent Therapist; Child Care Counselor; Child Care Worker; Child Protective Investigator; Family Support Specialist; Family Support Worker
Occupation: Social and Human Service Assistants National Median Salary: $ 35,960 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Advocate; Child and Adolescent Therapist; Child Care Counselor; Child Care Worker; Child Protective Investigator; Family Support Specialist; Family Support Worker
Psychiatric Technicians $ 35,030 Child and Family Therapist
Occupation: Psychiatric Technicians National Median Salary: $ 35,030 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child and Family Therapist
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers $ 34,570 Child Nutrition Manager
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers National Median Salary: $ 34,570 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Nutrition Manager
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $ 31,930 Child Care Teacher; Child Caregiver; Child Development Associate Teacher (CDA Teacher); Child Development Teacher; Childcare Provider; Childcare Teacher; Childhood Development Teacher; Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program Teacher (ECEAP); Early Childhood Teacher; Infant and Toddler Teacher; Toddler Guide; Toddler Teacher
Occupation: Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education National Median Salary: $ 31,930 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Care Teacher; Child Caregiver; Child Development Associate Teacher (CDA Teacher); Child Development Teacher; Childcare Provider; Childcare Teacher; Childhood Development Teacher; Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program Teacher (ECEAP); Early Childhood Teacher; Infant and Toddler Teacher; Toddler Guide; Toddler Teacher
Psychiatric Aides $ 31,570 Child & Adolescent Counselor
Occupation: Psychiatric Aides National Median Salary: $ 31,570 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child & Adolescent Counselor
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria $ 28,650 Child Nutrition Clerk; Child Nutrition Program Assistant (CNP Assistant); Child Nutrition Program Manager (CNP Manager)
Occupation: Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria National Median Salary: $ 28,650 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Nutrition Clerk; Child Nutrition Program Assistant (CNP Assistant); Child Nutrition Program Manager (CNP Manager)
Childcare Workers $ 25,460 Child Attendant; Child Care Aide; Child Care Assistant; Child Care Attendant; Child Care Development Specialist; Child Care Provider; Child Care Sitter; Child Care Supervisor; Child Care Teacher; Child Care Worker; Child Caregiver; Child Daycare Worker; Child Life Specialist; Child Monitor; Childcare Aide; Childcare Assistant; Childcare Attendant; Childcare Counselor; Childcare Director; Childcare Provider; Childcare Specialist; Childcare Worker; Early Childhood Professional; Home Child Care Provider; Infant and Toddler Teacher; Infant Childcare Provider; Infant Childcare Worker; Infant Toddler Teacher; Infant/Toddler Coordinator; Infant/Toddler Teacher; Infant/Toddler Team Lead Teacher; School Childcare Attendant; Toddler Caregiver; Toddler Teacher
Occupation: Childcare Workers National Median Salary: $ 25,460 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Attendant; Child Care Aide; Child Care Assistant; Child Care Attendant; Child Care Development Specialist; Child Care Provider; Child Care Sitter; Child Care Supervisor; Child Care Teacher; Child Care Worker; Child Caregiver; Child Daycare Worker; Child Life Specialist; Child Monitor; Childcare Aide; Childcare Assistant; Childcare Attendant; Childcare Counselor; Childcare Director; Childcare Provider; Childcare Specialist; Childcare Worker; Early Childhood Professional; Home Child Care Provider; Infant and Toddler Teacher; Infant Childcare Provider; Infant Childcare Worker; Infant Toddler Teacher; Infant/Toddler Coordinator; Infant/Toddler Teacher; Infant/Toddler Team Lead Teacher; School Childcare Attendant; Toddler Caregiver; Toddler Teacher
Nannies $ 25,460 Child Care Attendant; Childcare Professional
Occupation: Nannies National Median Salary: $ 25,460 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Care Attendant; Childcare Professional
Psychiatrists $ Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist; Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Child Psychiatrist; Physician-Child Psychiatrist
Occupation: Psychiatrists National Median Salary: $ Child Development-Related Jobs: Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist; Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Child Psychiatrist; Physician-Child Psychiatrist

50 Child Development careers are listed (sorted by Education/Preparation Requirements - descending) to provide career ladders. Child Development-related jobs specific to each career are also provided.

Education/Preparation Categories:
5 = Usually requires graduate school (e.g., Master's degree, Ph.D., M.D., or J.D.)
4 = Usually requires a four-year Bachelor's degree
3 = Usually requires vocational training, related on-the-job experience, or Associate's degree
2 = Usually requires a high school diploma
1 = May require a high school diploma or GED certificate
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Occupations Education/Preparation Child Development-Related Jobs

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 5 Child Support Hearing Officer; Child Support Magistrate
Occupation: Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Support Hearing Officer; Child Support Magistrate
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses 5 Clinical Nurse Specialist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Occupation: Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Art Therapists 5 Marriage Family Counselor
Occupation: Art Therapists Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Marriage Family Counselor
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists 5 Child and Adolescent Therapist; Child Custody Evaluator; Child Psychologist; Child Psychometrist
Occupation: Clinical and Counseling Psychologists Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child and Adolescent Therapist; Child Custody Evaluator; Child Psychologist; Child Psychometrist
Clinical Nurse Specialists 5 Maternal Child Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
Occupation: Clinical Nurse Specialists Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Maternal Child Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
Dietitians and Nutritionists 5 WIC Site Coordinator (Women Infants and Children Site Coordinator)
Occupation: Dietitians and Nutritionists Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: WIC Site Coordinator (Women Infants and Children Site Coordinator)
Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary 5 Early Childhood Services Coordinator
Occupation: Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Services Coordinator
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 5 Early Childhood Education Professor
Occupation: Education Teachers, Postsecondary Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Education Professor
Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors 5 Child Guidance Counselor
Occupation: Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Guidance Counselor
Epidemiologists 5 Maternal and Child Health Epidemiologist
Occupation: Epidemiologists Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Maternal and Child Health Epidemiologist
Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 5 Child Development Instructor; Early Childhood and School Age Instructor; Early Childhood and School-Age Program Instructor; Early Childhood Education Instructor; Early Childhood Education Professor; Early Childhood Education Specialist; Early Childhood Instructor; Early Childhood Professor; Early Childhood Teacher
Occupation: Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Development Instructor; Early Childhood and School Age Instructor; Early Childhood and School-Age Program Instructor; Early Childhood Education Instructor; Early Childhood Education Professor; Early Childhood Education Specialist; Early Childhood Instructor; Early Childhood Professor; Early Childhood Teacher
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 5 Childbirth Teacher
Occupation: Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Childbirth Teacher
Healthcare Social Workers 5 Family Support Specialist; Family Support Worker
Occupation: Healthcare Social Workers Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Family Support Specialist; Family Support Worker
Judicial Law Clerks 5 Child Support Officer
Occupation: Judicial Law Clerks Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Support Officer
Marriage and Family Therapists 5 Child Abuse Therapy Director; Child and Family Counselor; Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist; Family Counselor; Marriage and Family Counselor
Occupation: Marriage and Family Therapists Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Abuse Therapy Director; Child and Family Counselor; Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist; Family Counselor; Marriage and Family Counselor
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 5 Case Manager, Family Support Worker; Child and Adolescent Case Manager; Child and Family Therapist; Marriage and Family Social Worker
Occupation: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Case Manager, Family Support Worker; Child and Adolescent Case Manager; Child and Family Therapist; Marriage and Family Social Worker
Mental Health Counselors 5 Child Care Counselor; Family Counselor; Residential Child Care Counselor
Occupation: Mental Health Counselors Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Care Counselor; Family Counselor; Residential Child Care Counselor
Neurologists 5 Child Neurologist
Occupation: Neurologists Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Neurologist
Nurse Practitioners 5 Coordinator, Child Health
Occupation: Nurse Practitioners Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Coordinator, Child Health
Psychiatrists 5 Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist; Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Child Psychiatrist; Physician-Child Psychiatrist
Occupation: Psychiatrists Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist; Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Child Psychiatrist; Physician-Child Psychiatrist
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 5 Child Development Professor; Child Development Teacher; Child Psychology Teacher
Occupation: Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Development Professor; Child Development Teacher; Child Psychology Teacher
School Psychologists 5 Child Psychologist; Child Psychometrist; Child Study Team Director
Occupation: School Psychologists Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Psychologist; Child Psychometrist; Child Study Team Director
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 5 Child Welfare Education Coordinator; Family Welfare Social Work Professor
Occupation: Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Welfare Education Coordinator; Family Welfare Social Work Professor
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 5 Child Study Team Case Manager; Deaf or Hard of Hearing Early Childhood Teacher; Early Childhood Educator; Early Childhood Intervention Specialist; Early Childhood Special Education Certified Teacher (ECSE Certified Teacher); Early Childhood Special Education Teacher (ECSE Teacher); Early Childhood Special Educator (EC Special Educator)
Occupation: Special Education Teachers, Preschool Education/Preparation: 5 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Study Team Case Manager; Deaf or Hard of Hearing Early Childhood Teacher; Early Childhood Educator; Early Childhood Intervention Specialist; Early Childhood Special Education Certified Teacher (ECSE Certified Teacher); Early Childhood Special Education Teacher (ECSE Teacher); Early Childhood Special Educator (EC Special Educator)
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School 4 Early Childhood Education Instructor; Vocational Childcare Teacher
Occupation: Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School Education/Preparation: 4 Child Development-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Education Instructor; Vocational Childcare Teacher
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 4 Certified Child, Youth, and Family Social Worker (C-CYFSW); Certified Children, Youth, and Family Social Worker (C-CYFSW); Child Abuse Worker; Child Advocate; Child and Family Services Worker; Child Care Counselor; Child Development Consultant; Child Protection Specialist; Child Protective Services Social Worker (CPS Social Worker); Child Protective Services Specialist; Child Welfare Caseworker; Child Welfare Consultant; Child Welfare Counselor; Child Welfare Social Worker; Child Welfare Specialist; Child Welfare Worker; Children Mental Health Therapist; Family Support Specialist; Family Support Worker
Occupation: Child, Family, and School Social Workers Education/Preparation: 4 Child Development-Related Jobs: Certified Child, Youth, and Family Social Worker (C-CYFSW); Certified Children, Youth, and Family Social Worker (C-CYFSW); Child Abuse Worker; Child Advocate; Child and Family Services Worker; Child Care Counselor; Child Development Consultant; Child Protection Specialist; Child Protective Services Social Worker (CPS Social Worker); Child Protective Services Specialist; Child Welfare Caseworker; Child Welfare Consultant; Child Welfare Counselor; Child Welfare Social Worker; Child Welfare Specialist; Child Welfare Worker; Children Mental Health Therapist; Family Support Specialist; Family Support Worker
Directors, Religious Activities and Education 4 Children and Family Minister; Early Childhood Director; Early Childhood Ministries Director; Youth/Children Minister
Occupation: Directors, Religious Activities and Education Education/Preparation: 4 Child Development-Related Jobs: Children and Family Minister; Early Childhood Director; Early Childhood Ministries Director; Youth/Children Minister
Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare 4 Child Care Center Administrator; Child Care Center Director; Child Care Director; Child Care Teacher; Childcare Administrator; Childcare Center Administrator; Childcare Center Director; Childcare Center Teacher; Childcare Director; Childcare Executive Director; Early Childhood Development Manager; Early Childhood Director; Early Childhood Program Supervisor (ECP Supervisor); Early Childhood Services Director; Early Childhood Specialist; Infant/Toddler Coordinator
Occupation: Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare Education/Preparation: 4 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Care Center Administrator; Child Care Center Director; Child Care Director; Child Care Teacher; Childcare Administrator; Childcare Center Administrator; Childcare Center Director; Childcare Center Teacher; Childcare Director; Childcare Executive Director; Early Childhood Development Manager; Early Childhood Director; Early Childhood Program Supervisor (ECP Supervisor); Early Childhood Services Director; Early Childhood Specialist; Infant/Toddler Coordinator
Health Education Specialists 4 Child Advocate; Child Development Specialist; Child Health Associate; Family Support Worker
Occupation: Health Education Specialists Education/Preparation: 4 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Advocate; Child Development Specialist; Child Health Associate; Family Support Worker
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 4 Early Childhood Teacher
Occupation: Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education Education/Preparation: 4 Child Development-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Teacher
Recreational Therapists 4 Child Life Therapist
Occupation: Recreational Therapists Education/Preparation: 4 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Life Therapist
Registered Nurses 4 Certified Childbirth Educator (CCE)
Occupation: Registered Nurses Education/Preparation: 4 Child Development-Related Jobs: Certified Childbirth Educator (CCE)
Social and Community Service Managers 4 Child Protection Supervisor; Child Welfare Director; Child Welfare Services Director
Occupation: Social and Community Service Managers Education/Preparation: 4 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Protection Supervisor; Child Welfare Director; Child Welfare Services Director
Social and Human Service Assistants 4 Child Advocate; Child and Adolescent Therapist; Child Care Counselor; Child Care Worker; Child Protective Investigator; Family Support Specialist; Family Support Worker
Occupation: Social and Human Service Assistants Education/Preparation: 4 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Advocate; Child and Adolescent Therapist; Child Care Counselor; Child Care Worker; Child Protective Investigator; Family Support Specialist; Family Support Worker
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 4 Exceptional Children Teacher (EC Teacher)
Occupation: Special Education Teachers, Middle School Education/Preparation: 4 Child Development-Related Jobs: Exceptional Children Teacher (EC Teacher)
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 4 General Curriculum Exceptional Children Teacher
Occupation: Special Education Teachers, Secondary School Education/Preparation: 4 Child Development-Related Jobs: General Curriculum Exceptional Children Teacher
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary 3 Childcare Instructor
Occupation: Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary Education/Preparation: 3 Child Development-Related Jobs: Childcare Instructor
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 3 Child Support Agent; Child Support Investigator; Child Support Officer
Occupation: Detectives and Criminal Investigators Education/Preparation: 3 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Support Agent; Child Support Investigator; Child Support Officer
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3 Early Childhood Quality Improvement Director
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers Education/Preparation: 3 Child Development-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Quality Improvement Director
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers 3 Family Service Counselor
Occupation: Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers Education/Preparation: 3 Child Development-Related Jobs: Family Service Counselor
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 3 Child Care Teacher; Child Caregiver; Child Development Associate Teacher (CDA Teacher); Child Development Teacher; Childcare Provider; Childcare Teacher; Childhood Development Teacher; Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program Teacher (ECEAP); Early Childhood Teacher; Infant and Toddler Teacher; Toddler Guide; Toddler Teacher
Occupation: Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education Education/Preparation: 3 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Care Teacher; Child Caregiver; Child Development Associate Teacher (CDA Teacher); Child Development Teacher; Childcare Provider; Childcare Teacher; Childhood Development Teacher; Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program Teacher (ECEAP); Early Childhood Teacher; Infant and Toddler Teacher; Toddler Guide; Toddler Teacher
Psychiatric Technicians 3 Child and Family Therapist
Occupation: Psychiatric Technicians Education/Preparation: 3 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child and Family Therapist
Self-Enrichment Teachers 3 Childbirth and Infant Care Teacher
Occupation: Self-Enrichment Teachers Education/Preparation: 3 Child Development-Related Jobs: Childbirth and Infant Care Teacher
Teaching Assistants, Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School, Except Special Education 3 Early Childhood Teacher Assistant (EC Teacher Assistant)
Occupation: Teaching Assistants, Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School, Except Special Education Education/Preparation: 3 Child Development-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Teacher Assistant (EC Teacher Assistant)
Childcare Workers 2 Child Attendant; Child Care Aide; Child Care Assistant; Child Care Attendant; Child Care Development Specialist; Child Care Provider; Child Care Sitter; Child Care Supervisor; Child Care Teacher; Child Care Worker; Child Caregiver; Child Daycare Worker; Child Life Specialist; Child Monitor; Childcare Aide; Childcare Assistant; Childcare Attendant; Childcare Counselor; Childcare Director; Childcare Provider; Childcare Specialist; Childcare Worker; Early Childhood Professional; Home Child Care Provider; Infant and Toddler Teacher; Infant Childcare Provider; Infant Childcare Worker; Infant Toddler Teacher; Infant/Toddler Coordinator; Infant/Toddler Teacher; Infant/Toddler Team Lead Teacher; School Childcare Attendant; Toddler Caregiver; Toddler Teacher
Occupation: Childcare Workers Education/Preparation: 2 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Attendant; Child Care Aide; Child Care Assistant; Child Care Attendant; Child Care Development Specialist; Child Care Provider; Child Care Sitter; Child Care Supervisor; Child Care Teacher; Child Care Worker; Child Caregiver; Child Daycare Worker; Child Life Specialist; Child Monitor; Childcare Aide; Childcare Assistant; Childcare Attendant; Childcare Counselor; Childcare Director; Childcare Provider; Childcare Specialist; Childcare Worker; Early Childhood Professional; Home Child Care Provider; Infant and Toddler Teacher; Infant Childcare Provider; Infant Childcare Worker; Infant Toddler Teacher; Infant/Toddler Coordinator; Infant/Toddler Teacher; Infant/Toddler Team Lead Teacher; School Childcare Attendant; Toddler Caregiver; Toddler Teacher
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 2 Child Nutrition Clerk; Child Nutrition Program Assistant (CNP Assistant); Child Nutrition Program Manager (CNP Manager)
Occupation: Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria Education/Preparation: 2 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Nutrition Clerk; Child Nutrition Program Assistant (CNP Assistant); Child Nutrition Program Manager (CNP Manager)
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 2 Child Nutrition Manager
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers Education/Preparation: 2 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Nutrition Manager
Nannies 2 Child Care Attendant; Childcare Professional
Occupation: Nannies Education/Preparation: 2 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child Care Attendant; Childcare Professional
Psychiatric Aides 2 Child & Adolescent Counselor
Occupation: Psychiatric Aides Education/Preparation: 2 Child Development-Related Jobs: Child & Adolescent Counselor
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2 Early Childhood Behavior Consultant; Early Childhood Coordinator
Occupation: Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive Education/Preparation: 2 Child Development-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Behavior Consultant; Early Childhood Coordinator

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Case Manager, Family Support Worker
Certified Child, Youth, and Family Social Worker (C-CYFSW)
Certified Childbirth Educator (CCE)
Certified Children, Youth, and Family Social Worker (C-CYFSW)
Child & Adolescent Counselor
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Child Abuse Therapy Director
Child Abuse Worker
Child Advocate
Child and Adolescent Case Manager
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Child and Adolescent Therapist
Child and Family Counselor
Child and Family Services Worker
Child and Family Therapist
Child Attendant
Child Care Aide
Child Care Assistant
Child Care Attendant
Child Care Center Administrator
Child Care Center Director
Child Care Counselor
Child Care Development Specialist
Child Care Director
Child Care Provider
Child Care Sitter
Child Care Supervisor
Child Care Teacher
Child Care Worker
Child Caregiver
Child Custody Evaluator
Child Daycare Worker
Child Development Associate Teacher (CDA Teacher)
Child Development Consultant
Child Development Instructor
Child Development Professor
Child Development Specialist
Child Development Teacher
Child Guidance Counselor
Child Health Associate
Child Life Specialist
Child Life Therapist
Child Monitor
Child Neurologist
Child Nutrition Clerk
Child Nutrition Manager
Child Nutrition Program Assistant (CNP Assistant)
Child Nutrition Program Manager (CNP Manager)
Child Protection Specialist
Child Protection Supervisor
Child Protective Investigator
Child Protective Services Social Worker (CPS Social Worker)
Child Protective Services Specialist
Child Psychiatrist
Child Psychologist
Child Psychology Teacher
Child Psychometrist
Child Study Team Case Manager
Child Study Team Director
Child Support Agent
Child Support Hearing Officer
Child Support Investigator
Child Support Magistrate
Child Support Officer
Child Welfare Caseworker
Child Welfare Consultant
Child Welfare Counselor
Child Welfare Director
Child Welfare Education Coordinator
Child Welfare Services Director
Child Welfare Social Worker
Child Welfare Specialist
Child Welfare Worker
Childbirth and Infant Care Teacher
Childbirth Teacher
Childcare Administrator
Childcare Aide
Childcare Assistant
Childcare Attendant
Childcare Center Administrator
Childcare Center Director
Childcare Center Teacher
Childcare Counselor
Childcare Director
Childcare Executive Director
Childcare Instructor
Childcare Professional
Childcare Provider
Childcare Specialist
Childcare Teacher
Childcare Worker
Childhood Development Teacher
Children and Family Minister
Children Mental Health Therapist
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Coordinator, Child Health
Deaf or Hard of Hearing Early Childhood Teacher
Early Childhood and School Age Instructor
Early Childhood and School-Age Program Instructor
Early Childhood Behavior Consultant
Early Childhood Coordinator
Early Childhood Development Manager
Early Childhood Director
Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program Teacher (ECEAP)
Early Childhood Education Instructor
Early Childhood Education Professor
Early Childhood Education Specialist
Early Childhood Educator
Early Childhood Instructor
Early Childhood Intervention Specialist
Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist
Early Childhood Ministries Director
Early Childhood Professional
Early Childhood Professor
Early Childhood Program Supervisor (ECP Supervisor)
Early Childhood Quality Improvement Director
Early Childhood Services Coordinator
Early Childhood Services Director
Early Childhood Special Education Certified Teacher (ECSE Certified Teacher)
Early Childhood Special Education Teacher (ECSE Teacher)
Early Childhood Special Educator (EC Special Educator)
Early Childhood Specialist
Early Childhood Teacher
Early Childhood Teacher Assistant (EC Teacher Assistant)
Exceptional Children Teacher (EC Teacher)
Family Counselor
Family Service Counselor
Family Support Specialist
Family Support Worker
Family Welfare Social Work Professor
General Curriculum Exceptional Children Teacher
Home Child Care Provider
Infant and Toddler Teacher
Infant Childcare Provider
Infant Childcare Worker
Infant Toddler Teacher
Infant/Toddler Coordinator
Infant/Toddler Teacher
Infant/Toddler Team Lead Teacher
Marriage and Family Counselor
Marriage and Family Social Worker
Marriage Family Counselor
Maternal and Child Health Epidemiologist
Maternal Child Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
Physician-Child Psychiatrist
Residential Child Care Counselor
School Childcare Attendant
Toddler Caregiver
Toddler Guide
Toddler Teacher
Vocational Childcare Teacher
WIC Site Coordinator (Women Infants and Children Site Coordinator)
Youth/Children Minister


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