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Here are the best careers working with children

Careers working with children

Do you love spending time with kids? Perhaps you already have your own and you want to focus your career around it too. If so, then there are some great possibilities for you to choose from. Below, let’s explore some of the options for careers working with children.


First, you might want to think about working as an instructor. This is a fantastic option if you want to make sure that you can stay active in your career while also educating others about something you’re passionate about.

For instance, if you love swimming, you might want to become a swim instructor for kids. It’s entirely up to you which activity you explore here. You just need to make sure that you have the right level of skill and training in the chosen area.

Instructor vs. teacher

A teacher is not the same thing as an instructor, although people often use the two terms interchangeably. An instructor delivers practical know-how, while a teacher provides theoretical knowledge.

Teaching is another great career working with children

You could also consider becoming a teacher. If you want to be a teacher, then you do need to think about getting the right degree and qualifications.

It’s also important that you apply for a background check. Doing so will ensure that you are clear to work around kids.

Be aware that being a teacher isn’t as easy as most folks assume. It does take a lot of work and you need to make sure that you are putting the right level of attention into guaranteeing that your lessons are both fun and engaging for the kids.

Child therapist

You could also think about becoming a child therapist. This could be the right career for you if you are fascinated by things such as psychology.

Working as a child therapist, you can work independently or as part of a school. The choice is entirely up to you.

This is typically going to be a long path to earn your degree but you will be on the right track to earning a fantastic income. To get started, you should think about exploring psychology courses and make sure that this is something that interests you and that will keep your attention over time


Finally, you might want to think about going into childcare. You can consider doing childcare privately and working for yourself.

The benefit of doing this is that you won’t have to worry about an agency taking a portion of your pay for the work you do. However, you will need to advertise and represent yourself the right way to ensure that you can find clients.

You will also need to enroll in a few different childcare courses as well. This will show that you have the right level of training and knowledge.

Takeaway on careers working with children

Now you know the many great careers available to those who absolutely adore working with kids. This job choice can be incredibly fulfilling because you are playing a part in helping to shape the future generation.

You may even help them figure out what their true calling is, such as a job caring for animals. You can play an important role in ensuring that they thrive and become the people that they were meant to be. Whichever career path you choose, I hope it is something that brings you personal fulfillment for a long time to come.

25 thoughts on “Here are the best careers working with children”

  1. I believe working with children is one of the best options for anyone to take as a career. They are innocent, no corporate politics around them, they can make you laugh and learn as well.

    Thank you Christy for sharing this post :) I wish I could work with them.

  2. Thank you for inspiring us, Christy, and reminding us of the importance of Early Childhood Education.

    (and btw, do you have any idea why some posts, like this one, appear slightly dimmed out in my Reader? The dimming has no effect on anything except my ability to see it, as others are brighter, and no rhyme or reason as to why certain posts are dimmer.)
    Best regards,

    1. Hi Shira, I read one of your posts this morning and it also was inspiring in the education realm! Regarding your question of why some posts are dimmer, I do not know. You could ask in the WP forum. I don’t have a clue!

    2. No, no worries, it hasn’t affected anything but my ability to see some posts in the midst of all the rest. And thank you, both for reading my posts and considering my question.

    3. I’d love to hear your thoughts on that inspiring post, if you have time to comment on it over there.
      Looking forward to your visit!
      In Service to HumanKind,
      -Shira Destinie Jones

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