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Child Care Workers
Employment for child care workers is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Job opportunities will be good because there is high turnover in this field, resulting in the need for many replacement workers. One reason for this turnover rate is the low pay; in order to keep quality employees, center owners may have to charge clients more so that they may better compensate staff members. Jobs will also be available as more child care centers, both nonprofit and for-profit, open to meet the increased demand for child care as more mothers take jobs outside the home. There will be more franchises and national chains offering job opportunities to child care workers, as well as centers that cater exclusively to corporate employees. Child care workers may be working with older children as more day care centers expand to include elementary school services. Bilingual child care workers will find more job opportunities and better salaries.