Well-educated child and youth care professionals are in high demand, which is why 95% of MacEwan graduates find related employment within six months.

Upon degree completion, graduates are well-suited for both advanced front-line child and youth care practitioners and/or supervisory positions. Students who choose the diploma exit option are fully prepared to move immediately into entry-level, front-line positions in the field.

Career opportunities for child and youth care program graduates include:

  • youth worker
  • family support worker
  • out-of-school care worker
  • child/youth care worker/counsellor
  • counsellor assistant
  • family enhancement worker
  • family-school liaison worker

Child and youth care program graduates find employment in a variety of settings such as:

  • treatment centres
  • group homes
  • youth centres
  • mental health centres
  • family support programs
  • community-based programs
  • foster care
  • schools