Childcare Workers

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What do they do?

Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.

Also known as:

Assistant Teacher, Babysitter, Before and After School Daycare Worker, Caregiver, Child Care Assistant, Child Care Teacher, Child Care Worker, Child Caregiver, Childcare Provider, Childcare Worker, Daycare Provider, Daycare Teacher, Daycare Worker, Infant and Toddler Teacher, Infant Room Teacher, Infant Teacher, Toddler Caregiver, Toddler Teacher

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Childcare Workers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Childcare Workers is projected to grow 3 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 3.2%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #13 in job growth rate
  • 3,900

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #12 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Childcare Workers:

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★ Number of granted degrees for degree type, Bachelors degree, is listed after the major.

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.5%)
  • Master's degree (3.3%)
  • Bachelor's degree (15.3%)
  • Associate's degree (11.1%)
  • Some college, no degree (26.5%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (30.8%)
  • Less than high school diploma (12.5%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Arrange childcare or educational settings to ensure physical safety of children.
  • Discuss child development and behavior with parents or guardians.
  • Provide counsel, comfort, or encouragement to individuals or families.
  • Assist individuals with special needs.
  • Clean tools or equipment.
  • Maintain client information or service records.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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