Teaching Jobs: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school and secondary school teachers, except special education, held about 3.8 million jobs in 2004. There continues to be a large demand for teachers, especially in the west.
Education: Public school teachers must have at least a bachelor's degree, complete an approved teacher education program, and be licensed. Many states offer alternative licensing programs to attract people into teaching, especially for hard-to-fill positions.
Scope: Through 2014, overall student enrollments -- a key factor in the demand for teachers -- are expected to rise more slowly than in the past as children of the baby boom generation leave the school system. Projected enrollments will vary by region. Fast-growing states in the West -- particularly California, Idaho, Hawaii, Alaska, Utah and New Mexico -- will experience the largest enrollment increases.
One of the fastest moving industries, teaching jobs are expected to grow by 32.5% through 2014. One thing remains the same; elementary school teachers are by far the most popular teaching jobs. Oh yeah, and teaching jobs employment numbers are at an all-time high.Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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