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Career Research Project
Transcript of Career Research Project
By Taletha Sutton Nature Of The Work Nurture, Teach, and care for children
attending to children's health, safety, and nutrition, child care workers organize activities and implement curricula that stimulate children's physical, emotional, intellectual, and social growth.
Nature of Work Cont. help children explore individual interests, build self-esteem, learn how to get along with others.
When caring for infants, they feed and change them
Working Conditions The work hours of child care workers vary widely
The work is sometimes routine, but new activities and challenges mark each day.
Child care can be physically and emotionally taxing as workers constantly stand, walk, bend, stoop, and lift to attend to each child's interests and problems.
Employment Outlook Child day care services employed about 19 percent of all child care workers,
about 19 percent worked for private households.
educational services; nursing and residential care facilities; amusement and recreation industries; civic and social organizations; and individual and family services. Training Qualifications ect. Licensure and training requirements vary greatly by State
These requirements range from less than a high school diploma, to a national Child Development Associate (CDA) credential,
Child care workers must anticipate and prevent problems, deal with disruptive children, provide fair but firm discipline, and be enthusiastic and constantly alert.
Opportunities for advancement are limited
Child care workers are expected to experience job growth that is about as fast as the average for all occupations.
Job prospects will be good because of the many workers who leave the occupation and need to be replaced.
Earnings Starting Wages
Other residential care facilities $10.56
Elementary and secondary schools 10.53
Civic and social organizations 8.53
Other amusement and recreation industries 8.41
Child day care services 8.39
Related Occupations Day care teachers
Teachers—kindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary
Teachers—preschool, except special education
Works Cited Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Child Care Workers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos170.htm Summary