Early Childhood Education Career Outlook

Percent Employed & Percent Furthering Their Education


Graduates Employed

Graduates Furthering Their Education


Northwood Tech 2022-2023 Graduate Follow-Up Survey 

Employed in Related Field



Employed in a Related Field


Northwood Tech 2022-2023 Graduate Follow-Up Study 

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Range of Yearly Salary


Northwood Tech 2022-2023 Graduate Follow-Up Study


Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Infant or Toddler Caregiver

Infant or Toddler Caregivers attend to the basic needs of children, such as dressing, bathing, feeding and overseeing play. 

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Program Director/Administrator

Program Directors or Administrators supervise and lead their staff, design program plans, oversee daily activities and prepare budgets. They are responsible for all aspects of their center’s program.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Child Care Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Family Child Care Provider
  • Public School Teacher Aide/Assistant
  • Head Start Teacher/Assistant
  • Au Pair/Nanny

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Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Early Childhood Education associate degree at Northwood Tech, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Hear From Graduates

"I wouldn’t be the person I am today without Northwood Tech. At Northwood Tech, I got lead teacher experiences and actually planned curriculum. I know I’m pursuing the right career. Those hands-on experiences helped me realize I have a 'fire in my belly' for early childhood education.”

Stephanie P., Early Childhood Education graduate


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