Childcare Worker

After School Coordinator, After School Counselor, Assistant Teacher, Attendant, Au Pair, Baby Attendant   More Names
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Description
Child care workers take care of and teach children that have not yet enrolled in kindergarten. They also oversee older children before and after school. Child care workers may have a significant role in the development of the children they oversee. Under a director's supervision child care aides attend to the safety, health and nutrition of infants and children. They also look for signs of developmental or emotional problems with the children they oversee.

Job Growth and Wages
Percent Job Growth:  
6% - Slower than average
Typical Wages (National):  
Annual: $18,680 - $25,490    Hourly: $9 - $12
Physical/Medical/Health Requirements

Childcare workers spend much of their day moving around the room to work with the children in their care. Carrying children, bending to lift children, and kneeling to be at eye level with children can be physically exhausting.

Some states require that child care workers have a complete record of immunizations.

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Career Snapshot

Typical Education:

High School or GED (HS)
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Percent Job Growth:

6% - Slower than average
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Typical Wages:

Annual: $18,680 - $25,490

Hourly: $9 - $12