Jobs Parents Might Like to Consider

There is no comparison to the sensation you get when you become a parent. Holding a new baby in your arms, knowing that in the blink of an eye this baby will soon be grown and leaving home, is a strange sensation and it goes all too fast.

But though you can only raise your own child once, the experience you gain during this time is incomparable. And though your own child may be leaving home, there are plenty of children who could still benefit from your help as a professional.

So, if you are worried about how quickly your children have grown up and how many milestones you have already passed, here are a few jobs you could definitely go for with your experience as a parent.

Children’s Medicine

From the moment they enter the world, children need medical assistance. Whether you fancy helping them through the tricky first years of life or you are more interested in working with older children, all medical fields will welcome parents to work alongside them. All you need to do is get the right qualifications to get started.

A dnp neonatal program is a good place to start if you want to work with very young children in their first crucial years. However, if you aren’t sure which route you want to take, a more general degree in pediatrics might be more beneficial and open more doors.

Teaching

Every year, millions of kids go to school. In 2018, it was estimated that 56.6 million students would attend elementary and secondary schools in the fall! All these children need teaching staff to educate them and if you have experience of wrangling a group of kids at home, you will probably already have the foundations of classroom management in place!

Teaching isn’t an easy profession and there is a lot riding on your success but the rewards are enormous. Most of us can remember one teacher who had a profound impact on us and hopefully, that impact will be a good one. As a teacher, you have the chance to bring out the best in your students and to influence the next generation.

Childcare

If you don’t want to go back to college but still want to work with children, childcare could be a good option for you. You don’t need to have anything but the most basic parenting skills to look after children. Setting up a home childcare business can be incredibly rewarding but you do need to consider a few things first.

For example, you will need to make sure that you have enough space for the number of children you look after and plenty for them to do. While having lots of different toys is a good starting point, you might also like to think about creative and educational activities you can all do together.

While your children will inevitably grow up, there are always more following in their footsteps. Any of these career paths will bring you joy similar to the feeling you had as a parent but now, you can hand them back at the end of the day!

20 thoughts on “Jobs Parents Might Like to Consider

  1. These jobs make so much sense for parents. Besides obviously having skills needed for these positions, parents can benefit from being around other children…particularly as their little ones grow up…in relating to them and understanding them from a different point of view.

  2. The knowledge and first hand experience a parent receives from their own child can positively impact other children. I think these are great options for parents outside of the obvious (time and care) reasons.

  3. These are great ideas of jobs involving working with children. However, for most of them you do need to go through a long study process, especially when it comes to medicine. And that can take a lot of time.

  4. These are some really important jobs for people to think about especially things like working with medicines. I think every country could do with more people in the medical field.

  5. This is great information for parents or anyone who is trying to make career decisions before they become parents. It’s nice that you names positions that may require more education and some that don’t to give people options!

  6. These are great ideas. I am an early childhood teacher and I truly enjoy it. I was a stay at home mom for two years in between and really missed teaching and working ! This is a great post

  7. These are some great ideas although for me childcare isn’t what I would want to go into. I wonder if many moms go into work to get a break so childcare wouldn’t be a first choice, but then you make a great point in this blog post. 🙂

  8. Really a helpful blog for parents. I love working as a teacher. But its very difficult for me to manage crazy kids.

  9. I did always work at home since my kiddos were born. I agree: we moms have tons of experience and we can apply it to those jobs.

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