ECE Career Opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of preschool teachers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.  While most students think that becoming a preschool teacher is the only career path with a degree in Early Childhood Studies, there are a variety of different jobs available to them. 


Child Advocate

Child and Family Public Policy Specialist

Political Analyst

Business and Communications

Corporate Advisor

Early Childhood Program Director

Education Product Developer

Public Relations


Children’s Librarian

Educational Curriculum and Resource Coordinator

Family Liaison

General Education or Special Education Preschool, Elementary, Secondary Teacher

Health Care

Behavioral Analyst

Child Life Specialist

Public Health and Wellness Educator

School Nurse

Speech Therapist

Human Services

Case Management

Foster Care and Adoption Services

Residential Care Specialist

Social Worker

Youth Development Advisor


Children’s Book Author

Children’s Television Writer

Journalist specializing in Children and Family Issues

This website also provides salary information for each career.