Job Title
 Average Annual Income  Projected Job Growth, 2012-22*  Projected Job Openings, 2012-22
Teacher Assistants $25,570
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $31,420

Special Education Teachers, Middle School $59,540 21,100
Career/Technical Teachers, Secondary School $57,200

Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors  $53,850  19,900

*Projected Job Growth, 2012-2022 Key

Faster than average
(more than 15%)
(8% to 14%)
Slower than average
(less than 7%)

Occupational Outlook Handbook: 

Jobs in the education field often involve working directly with students to teach them about different subjects areas. Although many people immediately think of schools as the setting for education jobs, they may also take place in museums or community organizations.

New York State requires that public school teachers (including preschool teachers) be certified; additionally, teachers must
have at least a bachelor's degree in the subject they want to teach, and must finish an approved teacher training program.

Teacher Assistants work with licensed teachers (sometimes called lead or head teachers) to support students. Some may help with administrative tasks, like taking attendance or helping prepare materials for lessons, while others may work with small groups of students to go over the day's lessons or assignments.
 Some teacher assistants, called paraprofessionals, work with students with disabilities to accommodate their needs.
Teacher assistants can work in all grade levels, and in schools, community organizations, and childcare centers.

PIVOTfinder also includes programs that focus on teaching English as a second language. Teaching English to speakers of other languages (sometimes abbreviated TESOL) instructors help people learn everyday vocabulary that is necessary for daily life.