An important aspect of this assignment is to show you the depth and breadth of your education. As you’ll learn, there is a great deal of overlap with respect to the training and educational requirements of each position. In doing your reviews, take a moment and reflect upon the courses, assignments, and experiences you’ve been exposed to during your time at APUS and how they’ve helped prepare you for the job market. Yes, it might seem like a bit of self-promotion, but it’s important for you to realize that upon graduation, you’ll be well qualified for the numerous job prospects that may come your way!
After researching the child and family development related careers below write two thorough and succinct paragraphs summarizing the job responsibilities and career outlook for each. The Occupational Outlook Handbook (http://www.bls.gov/oco/) may be a helpful resource.
Once the 12 sets of paragraphs are complete, compile them into a single APA formatted paper using the career titles as in-text headings. End the paper with a two to three paragraphs on which of the careers is most appealing and which is least appealing to you and explain why.
- Child Life Specialist
- Early Childhood Intervention
- Adult Protective Services
- Court Appointed Special Service
- Head Start Administrator/Teacher
- Forensic Interviewer
- Children’s Protective Services
- Pregnancy Centers
- Adoption Agencies
- Foster Care
- Women’s Shelters
- Children’s Camps