The United States Department of Labor shows teachers as being one of the occupations expected to have the highest growth rate over the next ten years. You can view the numbers here.
The most common education jobs are:
Teachers are split into three main areas. Early Childhood/Preschool Teachers, Primary/Middle school teachers, and Secondary Teachers. Depending on what country you live in, the qualifications will vary greatly, however generally speaking a bachelor’s degree and a qualifying teaching certifcate is required to be a teacher.
Professor – Lecturer
Professors are normally described as being Full Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor. In most countries, a Professor is a senior academic who holds a departmental chair (e.g. head of department) at a university.
An Administrator is normally an ex-teacher who organizes and manages the support systems, administration and activities that enable the effective operation of an educational facility.
Teacher Aide – Para-Educator
A Teacher Aide, or Para-Educator is a teaching-related position that is normally responsible for the concentrated assistance of students in primary up to secondary schools. This is generally a fairly low salaried position, however ideal for someone who is perhaps studying part-time with the intention of eventually becoming a fully qualified teacher.
As you can see, there is a wide range of teaching-related jobs in the education sector. If educating people is your passion, then considering the positive growth expected in this profession, there should be a rewarding position out there waiting for you!
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