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Childcare Workers

Also called: Assistant Teacher, Child Care Worker, Childcare Provider, Toddler Teacher

What 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.
On the job, you would:
  • Maintain a safe play environment.
  • Observe and monitor children's play activities.
  • Communicate with children's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • 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:
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

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

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
associate's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$22,290
$17,490
$32,780
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