8 Jobs for People Who Want to Help Children

Children need adults who look out for their best interests.

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Children need adults who look out for their best interests. If you’re searching for an amazing career that puts you at the forefront of helping children, a variety of opportunities exist for both skilled and unskilled positions. Working in one of these positions can certainly make a difference in the life of a child. What careers should you consider if helping children is your lifelong career goal?

1- Psychology

Did you know you can enroll in school psychology programs and earn a degree in a variety of fields that offer hands-on work with children? Other jobs you can pursue with a psychology degree include counselors, probation officers, child care workers, caseworkers, and many others.

2- Art Teacher

Turn a passion for art into an incredible career as an art teacher, where students look to you to learn valuable skills. An Arts’ teacher may earn a certificate or an Associates or Bachelor’s degree.

3- Nanny

One of the unskilled positions for people with an interest in helping kids is the role of a nanny. A professional nanny often lives in-home with a family where they care for the child round-the-clock on an as-needed basis. A nanny also tends to light housework duties. Pay plus room and board are available for a nanny.

4- Athletics Teacher

Individuals who enjoy sports can enjoy their favorite hobby and help children learn how to play. An athletic teacher may work in Physical Education or in specific spots. This person enjoys physical fitness, health, and, of course, making a difference in the lives of children.

5- Pediatric Nurse

A pediatric nurse may work in a hospital, emergency room, doctor’s office, or other types of medical facilities. Pediatric nurses work with kids who experience various types of illnesses and ailments. Specialty nurses may care for children afflicted with disease and serious conditions.

6- Tutor

A tutor helps a student with subjects in school that pose a hardship for them. Math, Science, English, and other types of tutors work after school hours to help students, usually charging an hourly fee for their services. Tutors can work full or part-time, so it’s a great second job.

7- Social Worker

A social worker helps children who are in sometimes serious situations at home, at school, and elsewhere. They come in to help the child and in situations necessary, remove the child from the home, although this is not the ultimate goal. A social worker needs a minimum two-year college education, although four-year graduates are preferred. The average starting salary for a social worker varies per state but ranges from $30000 – $70,000 annually.

8- Librarian

Far too many children have traded books for smartphones. Want to change that? A career working as a librarian offers the chance to introduce children to books and a love for reading. Children who enjoy reading flourish in school and in life. Starting salary for librarians is $59,900, so it’s certainly a career that allows you to live comfortably.

Whether you’re searching for a high-paying, professional position or simply want a career that puts you in touch with children, the positions above are some of the best job choices. Learn more about each job to decide if it is suitable for your needs and desires. You can enjoy a long, fulfilling career helping children in any of the above positions.

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