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Care for children in private households and provide support and expertise to parents in satisfying children's physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs. Duties may include meal planning and preparation, laundry and clothing care, organization of play activities and outings, discipline, intellectual stimulation, language activities, and transportation.


  • About 33 percent of child care workers are self-employed, most of whom provided child care in their homes.
  • Training requirements range from a high school diploma to a college degree, although some jobs require less than a high school diploma.
  • Many workers leave these jobs every year, creating good job opportunities.


Personality I like helping others
Salary $19,430/yr ($9.72/hr)
Job Outlook Bright
Education High School diploma