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 profit40.84%
  2. Self-employed31.69%
  3. Private, not for profit13.08%
  4. State and local government12.09%
  5. Federal government0.98%

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

Job Outlook

Employment of childcare workers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 150,300 openings for childcare workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$25,460

State-by-state Salary

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$35,610
$18,920
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Education

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%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

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

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
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