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Child Development

Through the field of child development, you'll learn how children mature mentally, physically, socially and emotionally. Degree programs are available at undergraduate and graduate levels of study and can lead to numerous career opportunities. Continue reading to determine if this field could be right for you.

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Careers in child development can include child psychologist, social worker, childcare worker and teacher. Most positions require a bachelor's degree, but psychology and certain other fields require advanced training. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), individuals in child development should be emotionally mature, able to communicate effectively, sensitive to people's problems and able to work with disruptive children (www.bls.gov). Enjoying spending time with children is also a necessary requirement.

Child development is a diverse field that can lead to a myriad of occupations. Whether you want to open a daycare center, help children out of bad situations or teach preschool, Study.com has the resources to help you learn about educational requirements and career details.

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