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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 Instructors25-3011.00SAEBachelor0.8777,400$28,290$52,830
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary25-1041.00SIRDoctorate0.812,800$44,580$90,100
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary25-1061.00SIDoctorate1.257,000$40,060$81,410
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary25-1031.00SADoctorate1.439,100$38,190$84,470
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary25-1062.00SIADoctorate1.5812,400$36,990$78,120
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary25-1121.00SAMaster1.6114,300$32,540$75,350
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary25-1051.00SIDoctorate1.1413,200$41,680$90,340
Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists25-9011.00CRSmod. OJT-0.089,700$24,750$46,390
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1042.00SIDoctorate1.9561,400$39,500$86,200
Business Teachers, Postsecondary25-1011.00SEIMaster1.47103,400$34,460$88,740
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School25-2023.00SACBachelor +0.5218,200$37,940$56,970
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School25-2032.00SBachelor +0.585,400$37,940$57,370
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary25-1052.00SIRDoctorate1.3725,300$40,750$83,360
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary25-1122.00SADoctorate1.2736,500$32,570$69,230
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1021.00SICDoctorate1.2741,700$35,620$80,730
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary25-1111.00SIDoctorate1.3116,400$30,370$61,750
Curators25-4012.00ECMaster1.2511,400$28,860$56,690
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary25-1063.00SIDoctorate1.4216,800$43,420$102,120
Education Administrators, all other11-9039.00*Bachelor +0.934,200$42,520$82,960
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School11-9032.00ESCBachelor +0.57231,500$59,250$91,780
Education Administrators, Postsecondary11-9033.00ECSBachelor +1.45161,800$50,240$101,910
Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/ Program11-9031.00SECBachelor +1.763,800$28,520$52,190
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Education Teachers, Postsecondary25-1081.00SAIDoctorate1.4679,300$30,060$65,180
Education, Training, & Library Workers, all other25-9099.00SBachelor0.71116,000$20,520$42,330
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors21-1012.00SMaster1.19262,300$31,960$56,040
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education25-2021.00SACBachelor1.231,361,200$36,040$56,830
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary25-1032.00SIRDoctorate1.1842,500$48,120$102,000
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary25-1123.00SAIMaster1.2286,800$32,550$68,390
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1053.00SIADoctorate1.326,300$42,120$86,200
Farm and Home Management Advisors25-9021.00SREBachelor0.9713,700$25,570$49,000
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary25-1124.00SAIMaster1.5335,800$32,450$67,910
Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1043.00SIRDoctorate0.993,100$40,830$84,810
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary25-1064.00SIDoctorate1.065,500$37,130$74,690
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Graduate Teaching Assistants25-1191.00SCBachelor1.03150,300$18,250$32,970
Health Educators21-1091.00SEMaster1.958,900$29,650$55,260
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary25-1071.00SIMaster3.61190,000$40,070$112,950
History Teachers, Postsecondary25-1125.00SIADoctorate1.3629,200$35,530$73,720
Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary25-1192.00SIAMaster0.965,600$32,130$68,030
Instructional Coordinators25-9031.00SIEMaster1.25147,700$35,700$64,040
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education25-2012.00SABachelor1.3158,500$33,460$53,480
Law Teachers, Postsecondary25-1112.00SIEProfess.1.7620,000$41,240$126,270
Librarians25-4021.00CSEMaster0.74148,400$33,680$58,110
Library Assistants, Clerical43-4121.00CRSshort OJT1.47110,400$17,370$26,010
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1082.00SICDoctorate1.085,500$43,170$72,440
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Library Technicians25-4031.00CSEshort OJT0.84106,200$19,090$33,490
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1022.00SIAMaster1.1563,300$34,580$74,200
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education25-2022.00SABachelor1.24614,400$37,390$57,620
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary25-1072.00SIDoctorate3.5467,800$39,830$70,650
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary25-1126.00SAIDoctorate1.9330,800$33,110$71,350
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary25-1054.00SIDoctorate1.3817,400$43,780$90,500
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary25-1065.00SEADoctorate1.4621,100$37,960$82,670
Postsecondary Teachers (all)25-1000.00SDoctorate**$28,950$75,780
Postsecondary Teachers, all other25-1199.00SDoctorate1.3248,000$24,700$74,040
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education25-2011.00SA1,2 year1.74438,200$18,680$32,040
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary25-1066.00SIADoctorate1.4247,500$35,280$76,390
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary25-1193.00SMaster1.2223,000$27,900$65,220
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education25-2031.00SAEBachelor0.55955,800$37,540$59,330
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers25-3021.00SAEwork exp.1.39316,200$18,620$41,020
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, all other25-1069.00SIDoctorate1.3412,400$32,670$78,690
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary25-1113.00SIDoctorate1.3112,400$31,400$67,500
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary25-1067.00SIADoctorate1.2720,600$35,090$74,860
Special Education Teachers, Middle School25-2053.00SABachelor0.5294,600$38,260$59,590
Special Education Teachers, Preschool25-2051.00SABachelor1.6222,300$33,140$57,860
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School25-2054.00SIBachelor0.46131,300$39,000$61,350
Teacher Assistants25-9041.00SCshort OJT0.861,223,400$17,510$26,000
Teachers and Instructors, All Other25-3099.00SBachelor0.77981,600**
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary25-1194.00SRwork exp.1.18136,200$28,150$53,130

* data not available



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 2012 to 2022. 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 2012 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 2014. 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 2014. 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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