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Education & Human Development

Education and Human Development encompasses a wide range of disciplines and career pathways, including early care and education, preschool and childcare programs, elementary and secondary education, special education, educational administration, school psychology, adaptive physical education, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, child and family advocacy, child life specialists, counseling and social work. Employment in the human services sector is broadly defined and multidisciplinary but has at its core a focus on human relationships, prevention and remediation of problems, and a commitment to improving overall quality of life.

San Diego County Career Pathways & Salary Info - Hourly Rate (Salary)*

HS Diploma + Postsecondary Training (e.g., Certificate)

  • Childcare Workers $13 ($27K)
  • Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary $14 ($29K)
  • Self-Enrichment Teachers $15 ($31K)

Associate Degree or Higher

  • Preschool Teachers $14 ($29K)
  • Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School $19 ($40K)
  • Child, Family, and School Social Workers $20 ($42K)
  • Elementary School Teachers $26 ($54K)

*Entry-level hourly rates have been rounded up and salaries are provided as examples of what workers would make if they worked full-time (2080 hours a year)

Sample of Local Business & Employer Resources

  • University of California San Diego
  • San Diego Community College District
  • San Diego State University
  • Sweetwater Union High School District
  • San Marcos Unified School District
  • Kindercare
  • La Petite Academy
  • Alpine Union School District
  • Encinitas Union Elementary

Imperial County Career Pathways & Salary Info - Hourly Rate (Salary)*

HS Diploma + Postsecondary Training (e.g., Certificate)

  • Childcare Workers $14 ($29K)

Associate Degree or Higher

  • Community and Social Service Specialists $14 ($29K)
  • Child, Family, and School Social Workers $22 ($46K)
  • Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $23 ($48K)
  • Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors $31 ($64K)
  • Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $34 ($71K)
  • Education Administrators $49 ($102K)

*Entry-level hourly rates have been rounded up and salaries are provided as examples of what workers would make if they worked full-time (2080 hours a year)

Sample of Local Business & Employer Resources

  • Imperial County Office Of Education
  • Calexico Unified School District
  • El Centro Elementary School District
  • Imperial Valley Community College
  • Meadows Union Elementary
  • Central Union High School District
  • Holtville Unified School District

Fast Facts

  • 91,174 people employed
  • 17% (15,311) 5-year projected job growth
  • 27,457 businesses
  • 7% of the sector’s employment in California
  • $41,287 average earnings per job
  • 5% of the sector’s businesses in California
Source: Labor market data derived from EMSI 2021.03; QCEW, Non-QCEW, Self-Employed; 2020-2025 projections.

Cuyamaca College

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  • Child and Adolescent Development for Transfer
  • Child Development: Infants & Toddlers
  • Child Development: Preschool Children
  • Early Childhood Education for Transfer
  • Early Childhood Intervention
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Grossmont College

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  • Child Development & Family Studies
  • Child Development & Family Studies-Master Teacher
  • Child Development & Family Studies-Site Supervisor
  • Associate Teacher
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Imperial Valley College

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  • Addiction Disorder Studies
  • Child Development
  • Child Development - Administration Specialization
  • Child Development Associate Teacher
  • Child Development - Children with Special Needs Specialization
  • Child Development - Infant/Toddler Specialization
  • Child Development – School-Age Specialization
  • Early Childhood Education AS-T
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MiraCosta College

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  • Child and Adolescent Development for Transfer
  • Child Development Assistant Teacher
  • Child Development Associate Teacher
  • Child Development Master Teacher
  • Child Development Site Supervisor
  • Child Development Teacher
  • Early Childhood Education for Transfer
  • Early Intervention and Inclusion
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Palomar College

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  • ASL-English Translation & Interpreting Studies
  • Child Development Associate Teacher
  • Child and Family Services
  • Child Development Early Childhood Administration
  • Child Development Early Inclusion Master Teacher
  • Child Development Infant/Toddler Master Teacher
  • Child Development Preschool Master Teacher
  • Child Development Teacher
  • Child Development School Age Assistant
  • Child Development/Early Childhood Education
  • Child & Adolescent Development
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San Diego City College

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  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Studies
  • Child Development - Associate Teacher
  • Child Development - Early Childhood Education
  • Child Development - Master Teacher
  • Child Development - Teacher
  • Human Services - Community Health Work
  • Human Services - Gerontology
  • Mental Health Work
  • Social Work
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SD College of Continuing Education

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  • Child Care Provider Training *
  • Childcare Home Care *
  • Early Learning Development *
  • Early Learning Enrichment *
  • Infant and Toddler Development *
  • Infant and Toddler Enrichment *
  • Infant Care Specialist *
  • School-Age Care & Leadership *
  • * Designates noncredit classes
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San Diego Mesa College

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  • American Sign Language - English Interpretation
  • Child Development
  • Child Development: Assistant Teacher
  • Child Development: Associate Teacher
  • Child Development: Home Day Care
  • Child Development: Master Teacher
  • Child Development: Teacher
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San Diego Miramar College

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  • Assistant Teacher
  • Associate Teacher
  • Child Development
  • Family Child Care
  • Family and Child Relations
  • Infant/Toddler Care
  • Master Teacher
  • Residential Care Workers
  • Site Supervisor
  • Teacher
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Southwestern College

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  • Child Development
  • Family and Child Services
  • Family Childcare Business I *
  • Family Childcare Business II *
  • Family Childcare Business III *
  • Family Childcare Business IV *
  • Family Childcare Business V *
  • Teacher Education Preparation - CT
  • Theatre Arts - Technical Theatre - CT
  • * Designates noncredit classes
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Student Success Story

Student Story: Vianey Vilchis Sanchez

Unhappy working in a fast food restaurant, Mexican-born Vianey knew she wanted to do something else with her life. That’s when she found purpose working with children. An experience closely working with a two year old who had trouble communicating led Vianey to pursue a career in speech and language. Watch the video to learn more about Vianey’s journey to studying child development. 

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