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Fast Facts for Child Care Workers in Pennsylvania

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Allentown, Johnstown and Williamsport
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lebanon, Scranton and Harrisburg
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Allentown

Salaries for Child Care Workers in Pennsylvania

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Harrisburg, York and Reading

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  • Early Childhood Education - Associate in Specialized Business
  • Committed to excellence in post-secondary education since 1982, with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Located in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, the main campus spans 63,500 square feet.
  • Offers programs in business, design, criminal justice, and more.
  • Gives several benefits to alumni including national discounts and career services.
  • Part of the Delta Career Education Corporation.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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  • Undergraduate in Early Childhood
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Administration

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Programs
  • B.S. in Early Childhood
  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education
  • Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!
  • Colangelo College of Business: Features more than 25 programs from the bachelor through the master's level, including several high-demand MBA programs and an accelerated accounting degree.
  • College of Nursing and Health Care Professions: Rich 25-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs, including an RN to BSN program & master's in nursing degrees.
  • College of Education: Whether you are looking to start or advance your career as a teacher or administrator, GCU offers bachelor’s and master’s in education degrees in key areas.
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Provides a job focused education and features a variety of programs from counseling and psychology to justice studies, history and English literature.
  • Does something else interest you? GCU also offers programs in Doctoral Studies; Theology; Science, Engineering & Technology; and Fine Arts & Production. Speak with an enrollment counselor today!
Programs
  • B.S. in Child Studies
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
Programs
  • Early Childhood Education - EdS
  • Early Childhood Education - Doctor of Education
  • Early Childhood Education - PhD in Education
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.
Programs
  • M.Ed. - Program Specialist in Early Childhood Specialist
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
Programs
  • Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design
  • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in E-Learning
  • The Master's in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse learners teaches students the latest instructional techniques
  • Research methods needed to help ensure the success of students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds as well as those with social or learning disabilities.
Programs
  • PhD in Educational Leadership
  • Education Specialist in Educational Leadership
  • Allows students to transfer credits from non-U.S. colleges and universities after evaluation.
  • Has students attend one class at a time to ensure easy access to faculty and a more hands-on education.
  • Its main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale, with campuses located throughout the State of Florida and internationally. 
  • Provides a Department of Student Services and Resources that assists students with résumé preparation, interviewing skills coaching, mock interviewing, professional development workshops, and more.
Programs
  • Organizational Leadership - Organizational Development
  • Based on their 2014 graduate survey, 85.7% of graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation.
  • Offers academic assistance services for students, including tutors, personal advisors and SMARTHINKING, their 24/7 online learning assistance center.
  • 84% of surveyed graduates said they would recommend Central Penn College to a friend.
  • On-campus housing is provided through  apartments and townhouses, not dorms.
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on HIgher Education (MSCHE).
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More Pennsylvania Child Care Worker Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Philadelphia
Doctorate
2,062
Pittsburgh
Associate
18,525
Philadelphia
Associate
17,334
Erie
Doctorate
4,134
Bryn Mawr
Associate
947
Harrisburg
Associate
9,774
La Plume
Bachelor
1,796
Scranton
Associate
1,502
Uniontown
Associate
313
Sharon
Associate
124
Blue Bell
Associate
9,184
Bethlehem
Associate
7,912
Bristol
Associate
445
Williamsport
Bachelor
6,682
Johnstown
Associate
1,358
Reading
Associate
4,682
Greensburg
Masters
1,991
Youngwood
Associate
6,239

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Child Care Workers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Pennsylvania. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Child Care Workers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Child Care Workers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Altoona 170 $18,340
Bloomsburg-Berwick N/A $20,890
Johnstown 330 $17,790
Chambersburg-Waynesboro 70 $18,280
East Stroudsburg 130 $18,360
Erie 660 $19,170
Gettysburg 40 $21,260
Harrisburg-Carlisle 1320 $20,560
Lancaster 820 $21,210
Lebanon 230 $20,870
Pittsburgh 3490 $21,350
Reading 340 $20,110
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton 800 $20,090
State College 210 $19,800
Williamsport 270 $20,630
York-Hanover 500 $19,310

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