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Pacific Mountain WDA: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston counties
Qualification: SOC code: 252011

Instruct preschoolaged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (253099). May be required to hold State certification. Excludes "Childcare Workers" (399011) and "Special Education Teachers" (252050).

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation is: Associate's degree. Additional training, experience, licenses or credentials may be required. Learn more at BLS.
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Qualification status for in the other WDAs included below, for relevant areas.
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QualificationSoc area
Demand All workforce development areas, all counties
Demand Snohomish WDA: Snohomish County
Balanced Seattle King WDA: King County
Not in demand Pierce WDA: Pierce County
Demand Benton- Franklin WDA: Benton, Franklin counties
Balanced Spokane WDA: Spokane County
Not in demand Northwest WDA I: Whatcom county
Balanced Southwest WDA I: Cowlitz, Wahkiakum counties
Demand North Central WDA I: Chelan/Douglas counties
Demand South Central WDA I: Kittitas County
Demand Olympic Consortium WDA I: Kitsap county
Not in demand Northwest WDA II: Skagit county
Balanced Southwest WDA II: Clark County
Demand North Central WDA II: Grant, Adams counties
Demand South Central WDA II: Klickitat County
Demand Olympic Consortium WDA II: Clallam, Jefferson counties
Not in demand Northwest WDA III: Island, San Juan counties
Demand North Central WDA III: Okanogan County
Demand South Central WDA III: Skamania County
Demand South Central WDA IV: Yakima County
Balanced