Most child care teachers list "child care," "personal care," and "cpr" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important child care teacher responsibilities here:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a child care teacher. We found that 40.4% of child care teachers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 5.2% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some child care teachers 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 five child care teachers were not college graduates.
Those child care teachers who do attend college, typically earn either a early childhood education degree or a psychology degree. Less commonly earned degrees for child care teachers include a business degree or a human development degree.
Once you're ready to become a child care teacher, you should explore the companies that typically hire child care teachers. According to child care teacher resumes that we searched through, child care teachers are hired the most by Bright Horizons, Childcare Network, and Learning Care Group. Currently, Bright Horizons has 253 child care teacher job openings, while there are 172 at Childcare Network and 72 at Learning Care Group.
If you're interested in companies where child care teachers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Novant Health, and Intermountain Healthcare. We found that at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the average child care teacher salary is $34,439. Whereas at Novant Health, child care teachers earn roughly $33,843. And at Intermountain Healthcare, they make an average salary of $33,824.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a child care teacher include KinderCare Learning Centers, Bright Horizons, and YMCA of Greater Omaha. These three companies were found to hire the most child care teachers from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
The industries that child care teachers fulfill the most roles in are the non profits and health care industries. But the highest child care teacher annual salary is in the health care industry, averaging $26,789. In the government industry they make $25,282 and average about $24,842 in the education industry. In conclusion, child care teachers who work in the health care industry earn a 38.1% higher salary than child care teachers in the non profits industry.