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Education & Training career cluster, in The United States

occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors25-3011.00SAEBachelor1.4686,900$27,460$52,130
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary25-1041.00SIRDoctorate**$43,600$83,990
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary25-1061.00SIDoctorate**$41,840$82,860
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary25-1031.00SADoctorate**$41,960$78,770
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary25-1062.00SIADoctorate**$32,720$77,690
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary25-1121.00SAMaster**$33,160$73,340
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary25-1051.00SIDoctorate**$42,090$91,930
Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists25-9011.00CRSmod. OJT1.278,400$23,590$45,820
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1042.00SIDoctorate**$39,930$87,060
Business Teachers, Postsecondary25-1011.00SEIMaster**$34,540$85,730
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School25-2023.00SACBachelor +0.8914,400$38,230$56,270
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School25-2032.00SBachelor +0.1188,600$38,170$57,140
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary25-1052.00SIRDoctorate**$40,910$81,460
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary25-1122.00SADoctorate**$33,640$68,540
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1021.00SICDoctorate**$36,330$79,870
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary25-1111.00SIDoctorate**$32,380$62,770
Curators25-4012.00ECMaster2.4812,000$27,740$54,600
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary25-1063.00SIDoctorate**$44,070$97,770
Education Administrators, all other11-9039.00*Bachelor +1.3632,500$42,180$81,890
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School11-9032.00ESCBachelor +0.98236,100$58,530$90,800
Education Administrators, Postsecondary11-9033.00ECSBachelor +1.9146,200$48,920$99,370
Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/ Program11-9031.00SECBachelor +2.4963,600$27,930$51,060
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Education Teachers, Postsecondary25-1081.00SAIDoctorate**$32,030$65,000
Education, Training, & Library Workers, all other25-9099.00SBachelor1.28112,300$19,940$41,280
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors21-1012.00SMaster1.9281,400$31,920$56,170
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education25-2021.00SACBachelor1.681,476,500$35,630$56,130
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary25-1032.00SIRDoctorate**$50,770$100,100
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary25-1123.00SAIMaster**$32,110$67,980
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1053.00SIADoctorate**$41,420$86,080
Farm and Home Management Advisors25-9021.00SREBachelor1.6613,000$25,750$48,730
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary25-1124.00SAIMaster**$33,250$66,730
Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1043.00SIRDoctorate**$41,920$82,020
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary25-1064.00SIDoctorate**$36,950$71,890
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Graduate Teaching Assistants25-1191.00SCBachelor**$17,490$33,030
Health Educators21-1091.00SEMaster3.6563,400$27,730$53,100
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary25-1071.00SIMaster**$38,060$100,370
History Teachers, Postsecondary25-1125.00SIADoctorate**$33,620$73,090
Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary25-1192.00SIAMaster**$33,600$68,260
Instructional Coordinators25-9031.00SIEMaster1.95139,700$34,370$62,420
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education25-2012.00SABachelor1.82179,200$32,450$53,030
Law Teachers, Postsecondary25-1112.00SIEProfess.**$31,620$115,550
Librarians25-4021.00CSEMaster0.69156,100$33,380$57,190
Library Assistants, Clerical43-4121.00CRSshort OJT1.03116,100$17,080$25,680
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1082.00SICDoctorate**$43,190$70,770
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Library Technicians25-4031.00CSEshort OJT0.89115,400$18,430$32,320
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1022.00SIAMaster**$33,830$73,190
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education25-2022.00SABachelor1.69641,700$36,740$56,280
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary25-1072.00SIDoctorate**$39,960$68,640
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary25-1126.00SAIDoctorate**$33,690$71,210
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary25-1054.00SIDoctorate**$43,240$88,470
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1065.00SEADoctorate**$37,180$81,860
Postsecondary Teachers (all)25-1000.00SDoctorate1.741,756,000$29,120$73,770
Postsecondary Teachers, all other25-1199.00SDoctorate**$26,800$77,500
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education25-2011.00SA1,2 year2.49456,800$18,090$30,750
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary25-1066.00SIADoctorate**$35,780$74,240
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary25-1193.00SMaster**$27,320$64,490
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education25-2031.00SAEBachelor0.691,037,600$36,930$57,770
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers25-3021.00SAEwork exp.2.09252,800$18,410$40,360
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, all other25-1069.00SIDoctorate**$36,100$82,570
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary25-1113.00SIDoctorate**$35,090$70,430
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary25-1067.00SIADoctorate**$35,400$73,080
Special Education Teachers, Middle School25-2053.00SABachelor2.0298,100$37,900$59,320
Special Education Teachers, Preschool25-2051.00SABachelor**$33,010$57,770
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School25-2054.00SIBachelor0.73138,700$38,390$60,090
Teacher Assistants25-9041.00SCshort OJT1.481,288,300$17,180$25,310
Teachers and Instructors, All Other25-3099.00SBachelor**$19,320$49,430
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary25-1194.00SRwork exp.**$27,280$52,770

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Footnotes


SOC Codes

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system classifies all careers and assigns a unique number to each. This SOC number can be used to follow up with other career databases.


Career Interests

Interests are the likes and dislikes of people who work in each career. Matching your interests can help you find a career that will be more satisfying and rewarding for you than occupations that do not meet your interests. Knowing your work interests can help you decide what kinds of jobs and careers you want to explore.

People and work environments can be classified into these six different groups:

Take an Career Interest Assessment to discover your interests.


Minimum Postsecondary Education Required

Minimum education is the usual minimum level of postsecondary (after high school) education required for each career.

Some careers have on-the-job training (OJT), which means that you go straight to the job and learn while you work.

Some careers require further education after high school before starting the career.


Growth Outlook

Growth outlook is the projected growth of the number of career openings per year from to . High growth means that the number of openings are increasing, so the likelihood of getting a job in this career is good. Low growth means that there may not be any openings, so the likelihood of getting a job in this career is not very good.

White background indicates that growth outlook information is not available.


Number of Current Workers

Current workers is the number of people in The United States in who were full-time and part-time employees, workers on paid vacation or other type of paid leave, workers assigned temporarily to other units and paid owners, officers and staff of incorporated firms. This excludes proprietors, owners and partners of unincorporated firms, unpaid family workers, workers on unpaid leave and contractors and temporary agency employees not on the company payroll.


Average Entry-Level Salaries

Salary entry is the estimated average salary for all entry-level (first-year) workers in this occupation in The United States in 2012. Technically it is the annual 10th percentile wage.

Salary includes straight time, gross pay, exclusive of premium pay. Base rate, cost-of-living allowances, tips, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay, commissions, production bonuses and on-call pay are included. Excluded is back pay, jury duty pay, overtime pay, severance pay, shift differentials, non-production bonuses and tuition reimbursements.

Salaries over $187,200 are sometimes shown as >$187,200 rather than the actual salary.


Average Salaries

Salary all is the estimated average salary for all workers in this occupation in The United States in 2012. Technically it is the mean annual wage.

Salaries over $187,200 are sometimes shown as >$187,200 rather than the actual salary.


This research was compiled, analyzed, and posted by Emil Barnabas.

The data come from multiple data tables from the US Department of Labor. Blanks in this table represent missing data, some due to confidentiality because of small numbers of workers in an occupation.




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