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Childcare Workers

General Information

Description

Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit40.53%
  2. Self-employed31.24%
  3. Private, not for profit12.91%
  4. State and local government12.23%
  5. Federal government1.25%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Human Services

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
-2%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$28,520

State-by-state Salary

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$38,070
$18,920
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 38%
  • Associate's degree 22%
  • Less than high school 14%
  • Some college 10%
  • Bachelor's degree 8%
  • Post-secondary certificate 5%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.
  • Artistic — You have an interest in creating visual artwork, performances, written works, food or music.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Psychology
  • Computers and Electronics

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