Careers for Infant Mental Health and Development Practice Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • Child care center director
  • Child care worker
  • Preschool and elementary school teacher
  • Special education teacher
  • Teacher assistant

Job outlook data

Child care workers held around 1.3 million jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of child care workers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024.

Parents will continue to need assistance during working hours to care for their children. Early childhood education has also become widely recognized as important for children’s development, which will increase demand for child care workers.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of Infant Medical Health and Developmental Practice degree holders are:

  • Child daycare services
  • Religious, nonprofit, civic and professional organizations
  • Schools
  • Individual and family services
  • Private households

Professional Associations


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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Teacher Assistants, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Preschool Teachers, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Childcare Workers.

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