Education is a booming commodity, even in a recession. Secondary school teachers in the United States earned average annual wages of $51.312 (mysalary.com)
According to Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Through 2018, overall student enrollments in elementary, middle, and secondary schools—a key factor in the demand for teachers—are expected to rise more slowly than in the past as children of the baby-boom generation leave the school system.
Projected enrollments will vary by region. Rapidly growing states in the South and West will experience the largest enrollment increases…” . Teachers who are geographically mobile and who obtain licensure in more than one subject are likely to have a distinct advantage in finding a job.”
New jobs that are expected to enter the market will help ensure a career future for teachers. About 479,000 new jobs are expected through 2008 -2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That means excellent job opportunities for teachers at the preschool through high school level.
Working with kids guarantees you’ll never be bored plus you will have the satisfaction of making a real difference in the next generation.
Early Childhood Education
Bachelor’s degree plus certification
The median salary for a typical Teacher in elementary school in Charleston, SC is $48,090 (salary.com)
The median salary for a typical Elementary School Teacher in the U.S. is $51,312 (mysalary.com).
Additional reading: Nationwide Update: School Teachers Needed More than Ever ~ by Gabby Hyman http://www.searchschoolsnetwork.com/articles.jsp?article=_education_1
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition, Teachers-Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary
Marie Coppola Revised February 2013