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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People likely to choose an online child and adolescent development degree include professionals working in social services, health care, government, and education who wish to pursue leadership positions in organizations that serve children and adolescents.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Child and family service agency
  • Community college
  • Early childhood education program
  • Government — local, state federal
  • Group home
  • Health care
  • Law enforcement
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Religious organization
  • Social service agency

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Before/after school program director
  • Child care center manager
  • Child development specialist
  • Child life specialist
  • Child protective services manager
  • Child/youth program director
  • Consultant
  • Early childhood education specialist
  • Instructor
  • Intervention advocate
  • Research assistant

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.