Child Care/Aide Worker

Median Annual Wage

$22,750 or $10.94/Hour
Durham-Chapel Hill

Annual Job Openings

6,340
North Carolina
16
% Bachelor's degree
26
% Some college

Job Outlook

+10.6%
North Carolina

Total Number Employed

18,210
North Carolina
Parents and guardians can't always be with their children. For those occasions, they entrust their children to child care workers.

Child care aides can be found in schools, businesses, private households, and child care institutions. These professionals observe kids’ playtime and behavior and then report their observations to the parent or guardian. They might also sanitize toys and play equipment; assist in meal preparation; and tend to or guide children's health and personal habits.

The Durham Tech Early Childhood Education program features plans of study for an associate's degree and different certificates. The program covers topics like child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children.