What types of careers can you seek after completing the Early Education program?

Career Area Entry level education National Median Pay salary Job Outlook 2015-2020
Early Childhood/ Childcare Center Director Bachelor’s degree $42,960.00 25% (faster than average)
Private Preschool Teacher (community or religious setting) Associate degree $25,700.00 25% (faster than average)
Certified teacher with early childhood (ZS) endorsement (public school/ISD setting) Bachelor’s degree with ZS endorsement $51,380.00 17% (about as fast as average)
Special Education with Early childhood (ZS) endorsement(public school/ISD setting) Bachelor’s degree with ZS endorsement $53,220.00 17% (about as fast as average)
Teacher assistants(public/ISD or charter school setting) Associate degree orhigh school diploma with passing score on WorkKeys or MI Basic Skills test $23,220.00 15% (average)
Children’s librarian Master’s degree $54,500.00 7% (slower than average)
Social Services(agency setting) Bachelor’s degreeWith state license $35,120.00 20% (faster than average)
Speech – language Pathologist Master’s degree with state certification $67,880.00 25% (faster than average)
Interpreter & Translators (spoken or sign language) Bachelor’s degree $43,300.00 42% (much faster than average)

With further education, related careers may include

Child Development Specialist Early Intervention Services
Social Service/Family Support worker Family Life Educator
Infant Mental Health Specialist Early On Home visitor
Child Care Director/entrepreneur Child Psychologist

*Resource: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 – Occupation Outlook Handbook