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Occupation Title: Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Description: Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-2022

Sample Job Titles: Teacher, Math Teacher (Mathematics Teacher), Science Teacher, Language Arts Teacher, Social Studies Teacher, Reading Teacher, English Teacher, Middle School Teacher, Physical Education Teacher (PE Teacher), Music Teacher

Salary Chart Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education

Estimated Total Employment*
2010: 655,090
2011: 642,820
2012: 620,900
2013: 621,970
2014: 630,620

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 211,200
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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