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Students respond to increased job competition by obtaining more qualifications

Junior Abby Fields plays a game of Trouble with Sydney (left) and Olivia White (right), two girls, she babysits. Fields said she wants to obtain a babysitting license, which will give her more freedom as a babysitter. NIVEDHA MEYYAPPAN / PHOTO

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May 22, 2014

Unlike many other high school students, junior Abigail “Abby” Fields does not usually go straight home after school. Instead, she heads over to the home of the family for whom she babysits three children for a few hours. Fields said she has had this job for a while now and came into it through he...