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Employment Prospects


There are approximately 1.2 million child care workers employed in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Approximately 25 percent are self-employed. Mid- to upper-income parents who seek in-home child care for their children usually employ nannies. These opportunities are generally available across the country in large cities and affluent suburbs. Most nannies are placed in homes by placement agencies, by employment agencies, or through government authorized programs.

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