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Secondary Education And Teaching Requirements

Secondary education teachers work in high schools, where they teach students a particular subject area, such as history, English, science or mathematics. Most aspiring secondary school teachers obtain a degree in the field they wish to study, while concurrently taking education classes and completing a student teaching experience. For example, someone who wants to be a high school science teacher might major in biology or chemistry. Some schools also offer music education or reading education degrees. These specialized degrees usually allow graduates to obtain a license to teach students at all grade levels, including the secondary level.

Secondary Education And Teaching Careers

The career trajectory of people with a Secondary Education And Teaching degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Secondary Education And Teaching degrees have experience in is Teacher, followed by Zoo Educator, Actuary, Special Education Teacher, Elementary School Teacher, Professor, Legal Secretary, Librarian, Family Social Worker, and Office Clerk.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Teacher 16.3% 3.0% 5.3×
Zoo Educator 0.7% 0.0% 30.6×
Actuary 0.3% 0.1% 4.8×
Special Education Teacher 0.8% 0.2% 4.6×
Elementary School Teacher 0.9% 0.3% 3.5×
Professor 1.5% 0.2% 6.3×
Legal Secretary 0.6% 0.3% 2.1×
Librarian 1.1% 0.2% 5.8×
Family Social Worker 0.7% 0.1% 5.2×
Office Clerk 1.0% 0.7% 1.6×

Secondary Education And Teaching Salary

Secondary Education And Teaching graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.

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Secondary Education And Teaching Underemployment

Secondary Education And Teaching graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

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