There are currently an estimated 1,410,900 elementary school teachers in the United States. The elementary school teacher job market is expected to grow by 7.4% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are elementary school teachers?
CareerExplorer rates elementary school teachers with a B- employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 107,700 elementary school teachers. That number is based on 104,000 additional elementary school teachers, and the retirement of 3,700 existing elementary school teachers.
Are elementary school teachers in demand?
The majority of job openings for elementary school teachers will result from the need to replace the large number of teachers expected to retire over the next decade. Additional jobs, many of them in poor urban schools, will be created by younger teachers who leave the profession for other careers. Entrants into the field will increase their chance of employment if they possess expertise in mathematics, bilingual, or ESL (English as a second language) education, subject areas for which qualified teachers have been traditionally in demand.
What’s the supply of elementary school teachers?
The elementary school teacher industry is concentrated in California, Texas, New York
Elementary School Teacher job market by state
|State Name||Employed Elementary School Teachers|
|District of Columbia||2,890|
|Virgin Islands, U.S.||680|