Child life specialists are pediatric healthcare professionals who work with children and families in hospitals and other settings to help them cope with the challenges of hospitalization, illness and disability. They provide children with age-appropriate preparation for medical procedures, pain management and coping strategies, and play and self-expression activities. They also provide information, support and guidance to parents, siblings and other family members and help patients and their families feel more comfortable in clinical settings.
600+ hours of Clinical Internship, Certification
$59,382.72/year or $28.44/hour
Azusa Pacific, Loma Linda University, University of La Verne
Local: Southern California Child Life Networking Group
National: Child Life Council
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