Child Life Specialist

1290 words 6 pages
P.4 08.02.12
Life After HS

Child Life Specialist A Child Life Specialist matches my personality because I like working with little kids and I like working with problems that others have I have always been the one that all my friends can come to because I like being a problem solver. This job you have to be able to manage emotional stress in working with children who have life threatening diseases. Since this profession does not require to be sitting down in an office working on a computer and recording things which is not what I want to do, this career requires to be interacting with people, parent and little kids. My personality is I am very social and you
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Classes that are required to become a child life specialist, to have taken is that you can major in human development, family studies, but when majored in one of theses with a minimum of bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree with an education on human growth and development, education psychology or a related field of study. Also you have to have solid skills in growth and development, family dynamics and basic medical terminology. And superior communication skills are also needed. After completing these courses all certified child life specialist must complete a supervised 480 hour clinical internship pass a national examination, and adhere to a minimum standard for continued professional development in order to maintain their certification. The college that best meets my needs is California State University Sacramento this school meets my needs because it is close to home and can major in what I want to study for because it is offered at this school. Also this school may have a few big classes and some small classes and in my opinion I can deal with small and big classes in my opinion but I don’t actually know it until I experience it. This school is somewhat big since my sister went there she said it was about a medium sized. Sac State can be


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