Choosing a career...please help??

I'm a senior in college. My major is Human Development and Family Studies and I'm interested in working with children [either one on one or in small groups] that need extra support and care. I'm looking into the following: 1. Elementary Ed. Teacher 2. School Social Worker 3. Early Intervention Specialist 4. Special Education-- Emotional/Social Needs 5. Child Case Worker 6. Child Mental Health Counselor 7. Child Life Specialist 8. Elementary Guidance Counselor Ideally, I would like to work in a school setting but overall, want to help children in need...and have stability in my salary/benefits as well. Suggestions?

Asked By: autumn - 1/5/2008
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Do you have any contacts in a local elementary school? If you contact a guidance counselor there, he/she might be able to meet with you so that you can chat with them and experience some aspects of the day-to-day role he/she plays in the school. The counselor might also be able to help you set up a time to meet with... More
Answered By: Marna - 1/5/2008
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elementry ed teacher i think
Answered By: WALLEY - 1/5/2008
Why don't you look into a job at the Child Protective Services.
Answered By: ME!!! - 1/5/2008
Social worker because you like working with kids that need extra support
Answered By: Tommy - 1/5/2008
Answered By: Lucy F - 1/5/2008
8. Elementary Guidance Counselor Might be good for you :).
Answered By: glop2k10 - 1/5/2008
i think school social worker is a really good job. however its your choice. which one do you see yourself doing the most?
Answered By: ninnx3 - 1/5/2008
You look like you are into working with children which is great. You should probably single one out when you can but still keep working with them so you can get a feel for what ur dealing with
Answered By: theacademyis888 - 1/5/2008
I'm not sure what its called, they are kind of student helpers and work in resource rooms (that's what some schools call them) they basically help kids who don't learn as fast and stuff, you can eventually get a doctorate
Answered By: joel - 1/5/2008
Find people of each category and talk to them. Meeting a practitioner in flesh and blood can help. Also, try finding out what avg incomes are related to these options, often the one that requires the highest level of education is the highest paid, but it may not necessarily coincide with levels of job market growth in... More
Answered By: tenno1234 - 1/5/2008
child life specialist, my baby brother takes therapy so his specials come over and sort of play with him to see if hes is heathly. looks like a pretty good job($60 an hour)i thinking of becoming one myself
Answered By: nancy r - 1/5/2008
If I were you, I would probably go with something along the lines of Social Worker and Elementary Guidance Counselor... More
Answered By: minty_chocolately_nekochanz - 1/5/2008
Guidance counsellor because its one one counselling for kids that need extra support.
Answered By: marlu - 1/5/2008
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