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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