Career Info for the School of Education

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:


Childcare Worker

Entry salary​

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Entry Salary

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Entry Salary

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Entry Salary

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

Entry Salary

​Please 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 an​d 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
  • Hospitals
  • 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.