Child Care Worker

By: Riley Clements

What Do They Do?

  • care for children when parents and other family members are unavailable
  • care for children’s basic needs, such as bathing and feeding
  • some help children prepare for kindergarten or help older children with homework
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Environment

  • having to be on the floor with the kids
  • messy
  • dont wear nice clothes
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How to Become One?

  • have to have a high school diploma
  • training in early childhood education
  • complete formal training in child development to work in a licensed facility
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Pay?

  • Yearly- $19,510
  • Hourly- $9.38
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Job Outlook

  • projected to grow 14 percent from 2012 to 2022
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Similar Occupations

  • kindergarten/elementary school teachers
  • preschool teacher
  • preschool/childcare center directors
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