A career in education is a special calling for passionate people who love to learn, seek to spread knowledge, and want to make a difference - but this noble pursuit is not limited to just teachers. Principals, assistant principals, department heads, academic deans, and directors of student services are just a few of the many opportunities in the education field. Many of these administrators begin as teachers but the education field is a big, with potential for different opportunities and advancement.
|Career||Job Summary||Entry-Level Education*||Median Pay*|
|Adult Literacy & GED Teacher||Instruct adults and children basic skills, such as reading, writing, and speaking English.||Bachelor's degree||$46,530|
|Career & Technical Education Teacher||Career and technical education teachers help students in middle school and high school develop career-related and technical skills.||Bachelor's degree||$53,920|
|Coach & Scout||Coaches teach amateur and professional athletes the skills they need to succeed at their sport.||High school diploma or equivalent||$28,340|
|Elementary School Teacher||Teach children in kindergarten through 5th grade.||Bachelor's degree||$51,380|
|Health Educator||Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness||Bachelor's degree||$45,830|
|High School Teacher||High school teachers teach students between 9th to 12th grades.||Bachelor's degree||$53,230|
|Instructional Coordinator||Instructional coordinators oversee teaching standards and set the required curriculum for a district.||Master's degree||$58,830|
|Middle School Teacher||Middle school teachers typically teach students in 6th through 8th grades.||Bachelor's degree||$51,960|
|Postsecondary Education Administrator||Postsecondary education administrators manage and oversee college campuses.||Master's degree||$83,710|
|Postsecondary Teacher||Postsecondary teachers teach a vast number of subjects in colleges and universities.||Professional or master's degree||$62,050|
|Preschool & Childcare Center Director||Directors lead staff that teaches preschool classes and care for children.||Bachelor's degree||$42,960|
|Preschool Teacher||Preschool teachers teach children usually ages 3 to 5.||Associate's degree||$25,700|
|School & Career Counselor||Counselors help students develop social skills and perform well in school, and assisting people with the process of making career decisions.||Master's degree||$53,380|
|School Principal||School principals lead teachers and other members of school staff.||Master's degree||$86,970|
|Special Education Teacher||Special education teachers work with students who have learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities.||Bachelor's degree||$53,220|
|Teacher Assistant||Teacher assistants work under a teacher's supervision to give students additional attention and instruction.||High school diploma or equivalent||$23,220|
* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition
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