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Child Life Specialists

Tips for Entry

Join the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) to access a variety of resources. For example, it offers its members use of a job bank that lists openings at hospitals and clinics. Visit for more information. Career development resources are also available online to members.

Read industry publications—such as the ACLP's Journal of Child Life (—to learn more about trends the field.

Become certified by the ACLP in order to show employers that you have met the highest standards established by your profession.

Participate in internships or part-time jobs that are arranged by your college’s career services office. 

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