Are you a perpetual Peter Pan? Do you still love fingerpaints just as much as your six-year-old self? Whether you are a kid at heart or just a big believer in the boundless joy of the younger generation, here are five jobs where you can channel your love of children into something worthwhile.
The most obvious career for people who like kids, teachers are nonetheless one of the most vital parts of the economy. You’ll be laying the groundwork for all the future Einsteins and Gagas!
2: Social Worker
If you really want to make a difference in children’s lives, consider going to school and receiving certification as a social worker. The kids in the system deserve just as much love as kids from stable families.
3: Children’s Book Illustrator
Bring storybooks to life by becoming an illustrator who specializes in children’s books. You don’t even need professional experience to find work; just get in contact with agents and publishing houses and see if they’re currently accepting portfolios.
4: Children’s Voice Actor
While celebrities get all the big-name jobs, there’s always a need for someone to play secondary characters and background animals. Your passion, joy and enthusiasm will reach through the screen and help kids everywhere discover new worlds and learn important lessons.
5: Camp Director
If you don’t mind getting a little dirty, camp directors are surrounded by kids 24/7, playing in the same mud and running the same obstacle courses. It’s the perfect career for those who never quite grew up themselves!
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