Child Care Worker

Nature of the Job

Childcare workers care for children whose parents or other relatives are unavailable. They take care of the basic needs of the child such as feeding and bathing. Childcare workers may also help children prepare children for kindergarten or help other children with homework.

Work Environment

Childcare workers care for children in child care centers and their own homes, as well as the home of the child/children being cared for.

How do you become a Childcare worker?

Education and training are required, but vary by setting, state, and the employer. It ranges from less than a high school diploma to an early childhood education certification.

Pay ($$)

The median hourly wage for childcare workers is $9.38.

Job Outlook

The employment of childcare workers is expected to grow 14% from 2012 to 2022. Growth is expected due to increases in the number of children im need of childcare and demands for preschool proograms.

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