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Early Childhood Education Degree Careers

Jobs in early childhood education can bring you great satisfaction. Imagine being able to contribute in important, proven ways to a child's early nurturing, academic preparation, social and emotional development and overall happiness. And imagine knowing how to achieve this for infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children. We'll help prepare you to achieve all this and more in various types of early childhood education degree careers.

If you are energetic, resourceful, patient and naturally nurturing, teaching preschool may be the right job for you. Preschool teaching jobs are projected to grow by 7% by 2024, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • 1,329,900JOBS
  • The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 1,329,900 people will be employed as childcare providers by 2024.

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Childcare Workers (January 13, 2016).