Career Trends

Career trends

Child Studies graduates may find career opportunities in a variety of governmental and non-governmental agencies dealing with child care services or human service-oriented professions. Graduates may also find work as family home visitors functioning as family and community support facilitators, child development facilitators, or staff specializing in programs for the developmentally delayed and other children with special needs. Other positions may also include child care centre personnel, supervisors, and caregivers.

Community Services:

  • Family and Community Support Facilitators
  • Home-based Intervention
  • Parent Education Programming
  • Teen Parent Support Programs
  • Immigrant Programs
  • Women’s Shelters Support Programs
  • Early Assessment & Intervention
  • Parent Link Centres
  • Resource Info Centres
  • Child Life Specialists
  • Youth Groups Homes
  • Residential Treatment Programs
  • Youth Justice Programs
  • Addiction Programs
  • Street Outreach

Education-School System:

  • Child Development Facilitator
  • Youth Support Worker
  • Head Start
  • Literacy Programs

Parks and Recreation:

  • Child/Youth Recreation Program Planning
  • Leisure/Summer Camps
  • Therapeutic Riding Programs
  • College Kids Program (MRC)

Community-Based Research:

  • Primary Research Projects
  • Needs Assessment Surveys
  • Child Care Accreditation (AB)
  • Youth Programming

In a position where you are developing, implementing and coordinating flexible child-centred services within the community, you would most likely receive an annual salary of between $27,000 and $45,000.

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Students who successfully complete the Child Studies degree will be eligible to:

  • apply for Level 3 Certification of Child Care Staff with Alberta Children’s Services
  • receive the Children’s Mental Health Certificate certification