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Patrice W. Hallock, Ph.D.
Chair, Educator Preparation & Psych-Child Life
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(315) 792-3815
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Career Opportunities


Careers in Child Life

Watch this segment on NBC's Today show about being a Child Life Specialist.  Watch >

 

Listen to this NPR story about Child Life Specialists. Listen >
 

Working with childrenGraduates of the program, may find themselves working in a variety of settings, including:


  • early intervention
  • home care
  • disease specific camps
  • hospice programs
  • victim advocates
  • private practice
  • hospitals
  • health and human services
  • education

Get ready!UC child life graduates enjoy a successful job placement rate. A local child care director commented, "I'm impressed with the nurturing qualities these students possess. Their interest is focused on the development of the individual child, and they show great ability in setting goals for these children. When working with children in our settings, these traits are essential."

A child life supervisor at a major hospital commented, "The Utica College student interns have been a true asset to our program and have made valuable contributions to the psycho-social needs of our pediatric patients. We have consistently been impressed with their academic background, professionalism, and commitment to the emotional care of hospitalized children."