Careers in Child Studies

There are numerous career opportunities available to individuals who are pursuing majors that may involve working with children, including elementary education, child development, communication disorders, health education, leisure services and studies, and social work. The representative job titles, employers and resources listed below provide a sampling of career options for individuals wanting to pursue careers working with children.

Sample Occupations


 Coach/Scout     Health Educator
 Child Care Worker  Preschool Teacher
 Children's Librarian  Child/Family School Social Worker
 Elementary School Teacher  Special Education Teacher
 Elementary School Counselor  Teacher Assistant

Social Service

 Abuse Counselor  Mental Health Counselor  Audiologist
 Adoption Counselor  Recreation Therapist  Dietitian and Nutritionist
 Child Advocate  School Psychologist  Nurse Practitioner
 Child Welfare Worker  Social Worker  Pediatrician
 Family Therapist  Speech Pathologist  Pediatric Dentist
 Child Life Specialist  Youth Services Coordinator  Pediatric Rehabilitation Counselor
 Head Start Family Worker  Child Protective Services  School Nurse
 Juvenile Officer  School Counselor  Rehabilitation Therapist