Career Possibilities For People Who Want To Work With Children

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If you are one of those people are just can’t stand being away from the little tykes, then this guide might help you to get better acquainted with the possibilities of working around children; both as a full time job or just hourly. It is understandable if you have some reservations about pledging your life and career to satisfying the needs of the younger generation, but you must know that molding children and young people into good and responsible adults is what being an adult is all about. There will be time however when you will feel agitated and sometimes even furious with the little rascals, but time will shape your mind-set to be more tolerant and understanding of those who think and behave differently than you. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, it is time to discuss some interesting career opportunities that would undoubtedly lead to better and happier way of life. It worked for me…


Of course we cannot start this article without mentioning the honorable profession of being a licensed educator. Of course most teaching jobs are associated with having some sort of a quality education. It is also true, however, that many public schools are willing to hire teachers even if they do not meet all the necessary requirements (not many people want to be teachers nowadays). If you have some skill or trait you would like to pass down to the next generation, you can set up your own classes in the comfort of your own home. Sure the money might not be all that good, but at least you will do the thing you love doing the most – helping children bettering themselves in your respective field of interest.


Being a clown is often considered a bad career choice, for One is perceived as a foolish buffoon and nothing more. Contrary to this belief, child entertainers are quite well paid and are often collage students trying to make an extra buck on the side. You can easily learn all the basics by participating in seminars, reading books on the subject or talking to people who have chosen the same career as you. Note that it takes a special set of skills and techniques to be considered a “good” children’s entertainer – not everyone makes a good clown I am afraid. You can sing, dance, tell jokes or just goof around. If you truly love children, the work will come naturally to you.


Many schools and parents don’t have neither the time nor the means to do a successful children’s party. Even though you are not directly working with children, it is still a fantastic way to spend your free time and still be helpful to your community. Book the community center for an hour or so. Get some balloons, snacks and entertainment, and what you end up with is a full blown party which would undoubtedly win over even the most discerning of participants. Always have games that are educational and in good taste, the rest is up to you.

Camping Counselor

Many summer camps around the country offer jobs for people who like educating as well as entertaining campers through carefully executed hikes, water sports, archery lesson etc. If you have a knack for the outdoors, then this career choice might be just what you are looking for. Spending time outdoors with the children can open up a whole new array of opportunities, you previously though do not exist. Singing songs near the campfire and telling spooky stories are just some of the benefits you will experience being a camp counselor. Beware that this is a very responsible career choice, and should be taken quite seriously!

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