Potential Careers Daycare Director Preschool Teacher Elementary School School Social Worker Teacher (K-3) School Psychologist Own a daycare/preschool School Counselor Teacher’s Aide
Daycare DirectorResponsibilities: Administrative Processing enrollments, keeping records, ordering supplies, and keeping files up to date is part of the director’s job. Managing Hiring, training, supervising, making work schedule, following ratio guidelines, and conducting evaluations is part of the director’s job. Instructional Overseeing the curriculum, reviewing teachers lesson plans, and filling in for absent teachers is part of the director’s job. Communication Handling concerns and questions, discussing incidents, and collecting payment is part of the director’s job. Compliance Updating licensing paperwork, and ensuring records are in compliance is part of the director’s job.
Daycare Director (continued) Salary Requirements: Earn a degree $90,000 $85,110 Some states require a college degree. $80,000 Gain Experience $70,000 The amount of required experience $60,630 varies by state. $60,000 Work at a Licensed Facility $50,000 $42,960 This helps you gain experience to $40,000 $33,340 prepare for credentials required. $30,000 $27,210 Acquire Appropriate Credentials Most states require a CDA to become a $20,000 director. $10,000 Continue Education $0 Staying up to date with continuing education is usually a requirement. 10% 25% 50% 75% 90%
Public School Teacher Responsibilities: Instructing a class on several subjects is part of the job. Fostering all aspects of development is part of the job. Creating and implementing lesson plans is part of the job.
Public School Teacher (continued) Salary Requirements: $90,000 $80,140 $80,000 A bachelor’s degree from a teacher education $70,000 $64,890 program is required. $60,000 $51,660 All states require a license $50,000 $41,750 in teaching. $40,000 $34,390 $30,000•Job Outlook: $20,000 $10,000Employment in this field is $0expected to grow by 13% between2008-2018. 10% 25% 50% 75% 90%
School Psychologist Responsibilities: Creating a safe, healthy, and supportive learning environment is part of the job. Addressing students learning and behavior problems is part of the job. Evaluating the effectiveness of an academic program is part of the job.
School Psychologist (continued) $120,000 $108,67 0 Requirements: $100,000 A specialist degree is $86,250 required in most states $80,000 $66,810 -This includes education and psychology $60,000 $50,360 coursework. $39,010 $40,000 $20,000 $0 10% 25% 50% 75% 90% Salary
Elementary School Counselor Responsibilities: Providing guidance services to students is part of the job. Evaluating strengths, problems, or special needs is part of the job. Helping students deal with social, behavioral, and personal problems before they get worse is part of the job. Note: Elementary school counselors do less vocational and academic counseling than high school counselors.
Elementary School Counselor (continued) Requirements: Usually a master’s degree is required to become licensed. $100,000 $86,250 $80,000 $68,620 $60,000 $53,380 $40,750 $40,000 $31,630 Salary $20,000 $0 10% 25% 50% 75% 90%
Preschool Teacher Responsibilities: Nurturing, teaching, and caring for children who have not entered kindergarten is part of the job. Planning and implementing a curriculum is part of the job. Introducing children to all subject areas is part of the job. Helping children with development in all areas is part of the job.
Preschool Teacher (continued) $50,000 $46,830 $45,000 Requirements: $40,000 The requirements vary $35,000 $34,420 for each state. $30,000 $25,700 A minimum of a high $25,000 school diploma to a $20,080 $20,000 $17,200 college degree is usually $15,000 required. $10,000 Trainings are usually required. $5,000 $0 10% 25% 50% 75% 90% Salary
Social Worker Responsibilities: Aiming to improve social and psychological functioning of children and their families is part of the job. Requirements: Some states require a license. A bachelor’s degree is a minimum requirement. Salary Average salary= $54,000
Daycare Owner Responsibilities: Hiring the director is part of the job. Advertising for the business is part of the job. Overseeing all operations is part of the job. Obtaining a license and the required certifications is part of the job.
Daycare Owner (continued) Requirements Owner must meet licensing requirements. Average Salary= Education requirements vary $37,000 by state. Meeting the needs of children is a requirement. Obtaining certifications is a requirement.
Comparing Degrees… Associate’s Degree: Bachelor’s Degree: Pre-school Teacher Public School (K-Third) Teacher’s Aide School Social Worker School Psychologist
My Goals Short Term Goals Long Term Goals I have a goal to graduate I have a goal to graduate from Ivy Tech from Ball State Community College in University in 2014. May this year. I have a goal of becoming I want to find an an elementary school assistant job in the early teacher. childhood field this summer.
References Occupational Outlook Handbook. (2010). Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Bureau of Labor Statistics : http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos067.htm