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

Description: Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-2031

Sample Job Titles: Teacher, English Teacher, Math Teacher (Mathematics Teacher), Social Studies Teacher, Science Teacher, Spanish Teacher, High School English Teacher, Secondary Teacher, Art Teacher, History Teacher

Salary Chart Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education

Estimated Total Employment*
2010: 1,053,140
2011: 1,004,850
2012: 959,770
2013: 946,730
2014: 960,380

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 312,600
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 3-7%

(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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