If you earned your first under-the-table paycheck watching the neighborhood kids while their parents were out to dinner - you're not alone! Babysitting for neighbors and family friends is a common first job, and you can use that experience to become a professional sitter. Children, seniors and pets are often in need of a caring companion, and if you have a great personality and a knack for getting along with others then babysitting can be a great career option.
Babysitting experience can lead to work as a childcare provider, dog groomer or at-home-care provider. Even if you don't pursue those careers, the patience and service skills you learn in the babysitting field will serve you well in almost any profession!
Job Descriptions Similar to Babysitting Jobs
Daycare Teacher Description
Daycare teachers work primarily with children who are too young to start preschool, from infants to 5-year-olds. You'll be nurturing the young, impressionable minds of the future, stimulating their physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth.
Teacher Assistant Job Description
In order to make your way up the ladder, you'll need some additional education and work experience. If you're working for a local school district, they'll probably offer tuition reimbursement to help you earn your bachelor’s degree and get your teaching license.