Job Opportunities for People with an Early Childhood Education Degree

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If you love working with younger children (birth to age 8), why not consider a career that lets you live that passion? You can earn your early childhood education degree online to prepare yourself for a career teaching young children.

From daycare worker to elementary school teacher, an early childhood education degree allows you to work in a variety of fields. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects increasing demand for early childhood education specialists over the next 10 years.

What are some of the fields you can work in after you obtain your early childhood education degree online from an online university?

  • Daycare Worker: This position provides year-round full- or part-time employment at the entry level for those interested in early childhood education. An associate’s degree is typically required for administrative positions in the child care field.
  • Preschool Teacher: If you love working with very young children, appreciate the wonder in their eyes as they learn something new, and want to build a secure career with opportunities for advancement, consider a position as a preschool teacher. In most cases, this job requires an associate’s degree. By earning your early childhood education bachelor degree online, you’ll qualify for higher positions and a better salary.
  • Kindergarten or Elementary School Teacher: An online teaching degree in early childhood education prepares you for a career as a teacher in grade K – 3.
  • Education Administrator: This position commands one of the highest salaries in the field of early childhood education and typically requires a master’s degree or a doctorate.