Child Life Specialists

The employment outlook for child life specialists is good. TheĀ American Academy of Pediatrics reports that most hospitals specializing in pediatric care have child life programs. In addition, the number of these programs has doubled since 1965. And although managed-care providers encourage short hospital stays that may result in a reduced need for staffing in hospitals, opportunities for child life specialists are increasing outside of the hospital setting. The possible employers of today and tomorrow include outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers, hospice programs, and other facilities that may treat children, such as sexual assault centers and centers for abused women and children.  

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