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Nannies

Also called: Nanny, Nanny/Household Manager

What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Perform first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when required.
  • Instruct children in safe behavior, such as seeking adult assistance when crossing the street and avoiding contact or play with unsafe objects.
  • Model appropriate social behaviors and encourage concern for others to cultivate development of interpersonal relationships and communication skills.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • psychology
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Health
  • medicine and dentistry

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others
  • Independence
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Computer based training software
  • Educational software
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word
Internet browser software
  • Web browser software

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$19,510
per year, on average
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