nationally the job will grow from 1,301,900 in 2008 to 1,443,900 in 2018which is an 11% increase in ten years (or 142,100 jobs.) Starting averagesalary is around $7.75 an hour. Salary also depends on where you work, if you have a job in an elementary school you can make $10.53 an hour or aself-
employed person makes an average of $9.12. It doesn’t take long to
make peak earrings; it just depends on the how great of a job you can do.Peak salary is about $11.30 an hour. There is no difficulty in succeeding in
this job as there are always openings. If you’re qualified, you’re highly likely
to get a job as a child care worker.
The training and education for a child care worker varies widely, asevery state has different requirements. It can range from not having a highschool diploma if you work in a private home setting to requiring a ChildDevelopment Associate (CDA), some classes taken at a community collegeor even an early childhood degree. The most common is to get a certificatewhich I have chosen. The place I am going to go to is Cisco College, whichis a 2 year community college. There it is required to have 15 hours of your general courses (English, college algebra or science, humanities/fine artselective, general psychology and public speaking.) After that, to get a levelone certificate, you need thirty hours of classes specialized in childdevelopment. These include: Educating Young Children, Infant & Toddler,Child Growth & Development, Curriculum Resources, Families School &Community, Child Guidance, School Age Child, Practicum I, Children withSpecial Needs and Wellness of the Young Child. (Also, you can get CDAcertified while there; you just have to take Child Development AssociateTraining I, II, & III Child Growth and Development which prepares you for the CDA assessment test.) The cost of this certificate is $6,075 for twoyears (or $1518.75 a semester.) It costs $135 a credit hour since I am anout of state resident and I need 45 credits to obtain the certification. That
doesn’t include housing which is $1850 per semester or $7,400 both years.
The grand total is $13,475.
College is not going to pay for itself. There are four differentways
that can help me pay the tuition. First, a private loan from WellsFargo is a good option. Wells Fargo lets you borrow up to $10,000 eachyear for school with an average of 5.24% interest rate (the money is sent to