Child Life Specialist

Nichole Cobb

Nature or the job & How to become one

They are there to go over things with parents and kids to manage the effects of stress or trauma, and help gain a sense of familiarity and control of whats going on.

You can become one by getting a bachelors degree with 10 college level courses in child life or related subject. 480 hours of internship

Environment & Pay

They will generally work in hospitals, going from unit to unit. Its not a desk job.


Job outlook & Similar Occupations

Child life specialist is a growing but competitive field. It is rising so more specialist can help ease experiences.

Child & family studies, psychologist, child development, recreational therapy, early childhood education.