Some of the skills we found on child care counselor resumes included "cpr," "child care," and "crisis intervention." We have detailed the most important child care counselor responsibilities below.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a child care counselor. We found that 62.1% of child care counselors have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 8.5% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most child care counselors have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every seven child care counselors were not college graduates.
Those child care counselors who do attend college, typically earn either psychology degrees or criminal justice degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for child care counselors include sociology degrees or social work degrees.
Once you're ready to become a child care counselor, you should explore the companies that typically hire child care counselors. According to child care counselor resumes that we searched through, child care counselors are hired the most by Equus, ResCare, and YMCA of Greater Houston. Currently, Equus has 5 child care counselor job openings, while there are 5 at ResCare and 2 at YMCA of Greater Houston.
If you're interested in companies where child care counselors make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Washington State Employees Credit Union, Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, and Bright Horizons. We found that at Washington State Employees Credit Union, the average child care counselor salary is $41,560. Whereas at Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, child care counselors earn roughly $35,831. And at Bright Horizons, they make an average salary of $35,614.
We also looked into companies who hire child care counselors from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Camp Systems International, YMCA of Greater Omaha, and Boys & Girls Club.
The industries that child care counselors fulfill the most roles in are the non profits and health care industries. But the highest child care counselor annual salary is in the non profits industry, averaging $37,673. In the insurance industry they make $35,087 and average about $34,714 in the finance industry. In conclusion, child care counselors who work in the non profits industry earn a 11.7% higher salary than child care counselors in the health care industry.