What can you do with an Erikson education?

The opportunities are virtually unlimited. Our graduates are leading and making an impact in a wide range of disciplines and settings. Erikson graduates work wherever young children and families are.

  • Social work
  • Early childhood education
  • Early intervention
  • Infant mental health
  • Child and family therapy
  • Hospitals & therapeutic settings
  • Preschools
  • Child care programs
  • Public and private schools
  • Children’s museums
  • Private practice
  • Social service agencies

Potential careers

See how our alumni have put their Erikson education to work.

Alumni profiles

Meet some of our alumni and see how they’re using their Erikson experience to make an impact in the lives of children and families, and in the field of early childhood.

Alumni survey results

Alumni agree that “Erikson was worth the investment,” and “Erikson had a huge impact on my career.”

Job placement

Of the 65 master’s degree students who graduated in 2015, 84% of those seeking employment (43 of 51) were working in the field six months following graduation. Many of the remaining graduates are pursuing additional degrees.

2015 graduates Working in the field Continuing education Unknown/
Not in field
M.S. in Child Development 37 29 2 6
Dual Degree
12 0 12* 0
M.S. in Early Childhood Education (Type 04) 9 7 0 2
M.S. in Early Childhood Education (Online) 7 7 0 0
Total 65 43 14 8
Percentage 66% 22% 12%
Accurate as of December 2015.
* 2015 graduates with M.S. from Erikson, still pursuing M.S.W. from Loyola.

View job placement rates for previous years

Career services

Erikson is committed to helping our students and alumni explore career options and find employment opportunities. View career services