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Occupation Title: Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

Description: Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-2021

Sample Job Titles: Teacher, Elementary Teacher, Classroom Teacher, Kindergarten Teacher, Elementary School Teacher, Elementary Education Teacher, 1st Grade Teacher, Second Grade Teacher, 6th Grade Teacher, Art Teacher

Salary Chart Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

Estimated Total Employment*
2010: 1,485,600
2011: 1,415,590
2012: 1,360,380
2013: 1,344,240
2014: 1,353,020

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 467,400
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 8-14%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

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