About the job: Childcare workers’ employment is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. Favorable job opportunities are expected. This is usually a part-time job, which had 1, 216, 600 jobs last 2016.
Where will you work: Childcare centers, child’s home, or private households
What will you do: The following are the duties of childcare workers:
- Attend to the basic needs of children, such as feeding, dressing, bathing, and overseeing play.
- Oversee and checks the safety of children.
- May also help younger children prepare for kindergarten or assist older children with homework.
How to become Childcare workers: Education and training requirements for this job may be different depending on the setting, employer, and state. They range from no formal education to certification in early childhood education.
Job skills/requirements: Although this job does not require any credentials, Communication Skills, Instructional skills, Decision-making skills, Interpersonal skills and Patience.
Industry: Child care, customer service, toddler care, caregivers, child care assistants
Minimum age: Generally 16+
Expected wage: $11.17 per hour
Similar name: Nanny, Family childcare providers
Related jobs: Preschool teachers, Teacher Assistants
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