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Early Childhood Education Careers and Jobs

Select, Find and Prepare for Early Childhood Education Careers and Jobs - all on one page


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

Step 1: Select a Career/Job: This page starts with 4 ways for you to identify and select from listings of Early Childhood Education careers/jobs:
A) Fastest Growing Early Childhood Education Careers - 2020 to 2030 (est.)
These listings are based on job growth estimates and helps you to identify the fastest growing and evolving Early Childhood Education careers. Some careers may not initially seem related to Early Childhood Education, so relevant Early Childhood Education 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. Early Childhood Education 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) Early Childhood Education Career Ladders (Educational Requirements)
These listings will help us to identify Early Childhood Education 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 12 Early Childhood Education 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
Career Start: Provides up to 10 careers requiring similar capabilities and interests (for starting a similar career)
Career Change: Provides up to 10 careers requiring similar skills and experience (for changing a career).

** 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

6 Early Childhood Education careers are listed below (sorted by Percentage Change in Total Job Openings - 2020 to 2030 est.). Early Childhood Education-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) Early Childhood Education-Related Jobs

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 18.4% Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program Teacher (ECEAP)
Occupation: Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 18.4% Early Childhood Education-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program Teacher (ECEAP)
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 12.1% Early Childhood Educator; 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% Early Childhood Education-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Educator; Early Childhood Special Education Certified Teacher (ECSE Certified Teacher); Early Childhood Special Education Teacher (ECSE Teacher); Early Childhood Special Educator (EC Special Educator)
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 10.3% Educational Psychology Professor; Educational Psychology Teacher
Occupation: Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 10.3% Early Childhood Education-Related Jobs: Educational Psychology Professor; Educational Psychology Teacher
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 8.3% Early Childhood Education Professor; Educational Psychology Professor
Occupation: Education Teachers, Postsecondary U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 8.3% Early Childhood Education-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Education Professor; Educational Psychology Professor
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School 7.1% Early Childhood Education Instructor
Occupation: Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 7.1% Early Childhood Education-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Education Instructor
Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 5.8% Early Childhood Education Instructor; Early Childhood Education Professor; Early Childhood Education Specialist; Educational Psychology Instructor
Occupation: Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 5.8% Early Childhood Education-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Education Instructor; Early Childhood Education Professor; Early Childhood Education Specialist; Educational Psychology Instructor

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

Occupations National Median Salary Early Childhood Education-Related Jobs

Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $ 78,180 Educational Psychology Professor; Educational Psychology Teacher
Occupation: Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary National Median Salary: $ 78,180 Early Childhood Education-Related Jobs: Educational Psychology Professor; Educational Psychology Teacher
Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $ 72,220 Early Childhood Education Instructor; Early Childhood Education Professor; Early Childhood Education Specialist; Educational Psychology Instructor
Occupation: Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary National Median Salary: $ 72,220 Early Childhood Education-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Education Instructor; Early Childhood Education Professor; Early Childhood Education Specialist; Educational Psychology Instructor
Education Teachers, Postsecondary $ 65,440 Early Childhood Education Professor; Educational Psychology Professor
Occupation: Education Teachers, Postsecondary National Median Salary: $ 65,440 Early Childhood Education-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Education Professor; Educational Psychology Professor
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School $ 62,460 Early Childhood Education Instructor
Occupation: Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School National Median Salary: $ 62,460 Early Childhood Education-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Education Instructor
Special Education Teachers, Preschool $ 61,400 Early Childhood Educator; 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 Early Childhood Education-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Educator; Early Childhood Special Education Certified Teacher (ECSE Certified Teacher); Early Childhood Special Education Teacher (ECSE Teacher); Early Childhood Special Educator (EC Special Educator)
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $ 31,930 Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program Teacher (ECEAP)
Occupation: Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education National Median Salary: $ 31,930 Early Childhood Education-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program Teacher (ECEAP)

7 Early Childhood Education careers are listed (sorted by Education/Preparation Requirements - descending) to provide career ladders. Early Childhood Education-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
Please Scroll and Select below:
Occupations Education/Preparation Early Childhood Education-Related Jobs

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists 5 Educational Psychologist
Occupation: Clinical and Counseling Psychologists Education/Preparation: 5 Early Childhood Education-Related Jobs: Educational Psychologist
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 5 Early Childhood Education Professor; Educational Psychology Professor
Occupation: Education Teachers, Postsecondary Education/Preparation: 5 Early Childhood Education-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Education Professor; Educational Psychology Professor
Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 5 Early Childhood Education Instructor; Early Childhood Education Professor; Early Childhood Education Specialist; Educational Psychology Instructor
Occupation: Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary Education/Preparation: 5 Early Childhood Education-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Education Instructor; Early Childhood Education Professor; Early Childhood Education Specialist; Educational Psychology Instructor
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 5 Educational Psychology Professor; Educational Psychology Teacher
Occupation: Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary Education/Preparation: 5 Early Childhood Education-Related Jobs: Educational Psychology Professor; Educational Psychology Teacher
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 5 Early Childhood Educator; 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 Early Childhood Education-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Educator; 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
Occupation: Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School Education/Preparation: 4 Early Childhood Education-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Education Instructor
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 3 Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program Teacher (ECEAP)
Occupation: Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education Education/Preparation: 3 Early Childhood Education-Related Jobs: Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program Teacher (ECEAP)

Scroll through the picklist (below). There are 12 specific Early Childhood Education jobs listed. Select those that may be of interest - you will get active job listing links, along with detailed resources to help you prepare for a career related to that job.
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Filter - As you enter a keyword, you will filter (limit) the list of jobs below

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.

Enter a Keyword (filter the list below)
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Select a Job Title (Scroll and Select) :

Step 3 of 4: Prepare For a Career

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