Child Related Careers

Child Related Careers Pathfinder

Created by Fran Bullington, Library Media Specialist
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Print Resources

The BSHS Library Media Center's collection includes many books on a variety of careers. The following encylopedias might be helpful to you:
  • REF 331.70 ENC Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance (we have both the 11th and 12th editions)
  • REF 331.7 CAR Career Discovery Encyclopedia

Check OPAC for books by using the following keywords:
  • Child care - vocational guidance
  • Child care workers - vocational guidfance
  • Child welfare - vocational guidance
  • Human services - vocational guidance
  • Job hunting - United States
  • Medical care - vocational guidance
  • Social service - vocational guidance
  • Vocational guidance - United States


Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Stop here first! Search by specific career or by using key terms such as "child care." Each entry includes an overview, history of the occupation, job description, requirements, starting out, employers, advancement, earnings, work environment, and job outlook.
Another plus for your research: a text citation is given for each article.

Web Resources

Career One Stop: Occupation Search

Choose an occupation and search by state for information. Information includes career description, state and national wages, state and national trends, education and training, and web resources.

Child Related Careers

Want to see a list of child related careers? This PDF document provides a categorized list to help you begin your search.

CTI Career Search: Education Degrees and Career

This site provides an overview of careers including a job description; job responsibilities; employment outlook; education, certification, and licensing; and resources.

My Plan

This site requires you to sign up for a free account, but it has an extensive database that makes the minute you take completing the registration form worth it.

O Net Online: Child-related occupations
This site provides an extensive summary report for occupations including tasks, tools & technology, knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, work context, job zone, interests, work styles, work values, work needs, related occupations, education, wages and employment, and links to additional information.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Provided by the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2010-11 edition provides a detailed description of careers. Topics include Nature of Work; Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancements; Employment; Job Outlook; Projections; Earnings; Related Occupations; and Sources of Additional Information.
One added advantage: a suggested citation to include in your research report.