Career Center & Student Employment

Child Development

CSU, Chico Catalog Description

Some graduates with Child Development degrees have pursued one or more of the following occupations:

  • Adoption Examiner
  • Case/Eligibility Worker
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Child Protective Services Social Worker
  • Children's Photographer
  • Claims Examiner
  • Community College Instructor
  • Community Organization Worker
  • Curriculum Designer
  • Day Care Center Director
  • Education Administration
  • Family Support Officer
  • Family Therapist
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Group Home Worker
  • Management Trainee
  • Non-Profit Organization Personnel
  • Pre-School Teacher
  • Professional Nanny
  • Recreation Leader
  • Sales Representative
  • School Psychologist
  • School Administrator
  • School Teacher
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Social Worker
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Student Services Advisor
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Training Specialist
  • Travel/Tourism Agent
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Youth Program Director


  • Typically co-curricular activities, work experience and/or internships are essential (in addition to earning a college degree) to be competitive in the job market upon graduation.
  • Some occupations may require advanced degrees and/or training (check with the Career Center regarding your target occupations).
  • Please visit the Career Center (SSC 270) early in your college experience to get ideas on how to build your resume.

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