What jobs can I get? How much can I get paid?
Degrees and certificates in the Child Development/Early Childhood Development program may lead to the following jobs or careers:
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options. All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth. Source: Dallas College Labor Market Intelligence
Why Is This a Good Career Bet?
CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth increase through 2024 in Texas of 21% for childcare workers, 23% for preschool teachers and 24% for teacher assistants.
Where Can I Work?
Depending on the level of your education and specialization in age group or area such as special education or language, you may work in:
- Church education programs
- Colleges and universities
- Community colleges
- Community programs such as the YMCA, YWCA or Red Cross
- Child-care centers, from private to corporate-sponsored
- Federal programs such as Head Start
- Industries where children cannot attend regular schools and need to be individually tutored, such as in the film and television industries
- Overseas settings for businesses, American schools for expatriate families or international schools
- Libraries, museums or other city programs
- Not-for-profit organizations such as AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps or America Reads
- Public schools
- Private schools
- Schools with special educational emphasis such as Montessori or international education
- Technical and vocational schools
Learn to Earn a Living Wage
A living wage is the minimum income necessary to maintain a safe, decent standard of living with the community. Dallas County Community Colleges are committed to educational training for jobs that provide a living wage, as well as providing skills that can be used for advancement, so you can earn a higher salary.