Outcomes & Careers
Successful Outcomes Rate
Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Child & Family Studies report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.
Child Care Worker
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for a child care worker is $25,460 per year.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for a preschool teacher is $31,930.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for a teacher assistant is $28,900.
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Get Funding for Your Education
Missouri’s opened the door to a more educated workforce. We want to help you walk through it. If you’re an adult learner and a Missouri resident returning to college, learn about the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. It’s a statewide financial aid program that can be used to pursue a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in a high need area in Missouri. This major is eligible for the Fast Track grant.
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Getting the Job
Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.
Child Care and Guidance Degree Map
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