These workers share information through instruction and distribution.
Overall employment in education, training, and library occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations; this increase is expected to result in about 658,200 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. About 929,900 openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.
The median annual wage for this group was $57,220 in May 2021, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760.
BLS employment projections, wage, and other data for related occupations not shown in the following table are available on the Data for Occupations Not Covered in Detail page. Information highlighting physical demands, cognitive and mental requirements, and other qualifications for workers in this group are available in a BLS Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS) profile.
|OCCUPATION||JOB SUMMARY||ENTRY-LEVEL EDUCATION||2021 MEDIAN PAY|
|Adult Basic and Secondary Education and ESL Teachers||
Adult basic and secondary education and ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers instruct adults in fundamental skills, such as reading and speaking English. They also help students earn their high school equivalency credential.
|Career and Technical Education Teachers||
Career and technical education teachers instruct students in various technical and vocational subjects, such as auto repair, healthcare, and culinary arts.
|Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers||
Archivists and curators oversee institutions’ collections, such as of historical items or of artwork. Museum technicians and conservators prepare and restore items in those collections.
|See How to Become One||$50,120|
|High School Teachers||
High school teachers teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market.
Instructional coordinators oversee school curriculums and teaching standards. They develop instructional material, implement it, and assess its effectiveness.
|Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers||
Kindergarten and elementary school teachers instruct young students in basic subjects in order to prepare them for future schooling.
|Librarians and Library Media Specialists||
Librarians and library media specialists help people find information and conduct research for personal and professional use.
|Library Technicians and Assistants||
Library technicians and assistants help librarians with all aspects of running a library.
|See How to Become One||$34,050|
|Middle School Teachers||
Middle school teachers educate students, typically in sixth through eighth grades.
Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a variety of academic subjects beyond the high school level.
|See How to Become One||$79,640|
Preschool teachers educate and care for children younger than age 5 who have not yet entered kindergarten.
|Special Education Teachers||
Special education teachers work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities.
Teacher assistants work with a licensed teacher to give students additional attention and instruction.
|Some college, no degree||$29,360|
The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median wage data are from the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics survey.
Typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation.
Last Modified Date: Thursday, September 8, 2022