Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

General Information

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.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Elementary and Secondary Schools
  • Religious Organizations
  • Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools

Job Outlook

Employment of middle school teachers is projected to grow 3 percent from 2018 to 2028, slower than the average for all occupations. Rising student enrollment should increase demand for middle school teachers, but employment growth will vary by region. The number of students in public middle schools is expected to increase over the coming decade, and the number of classes needed to accommodate these students is projected to rise. Despite expected increases in enrollment in public schools, employment growth for middle school teachers often depends on state and local government budgets. If state and local governments experience budget deficits, they may increase class size while maintaining or reducing teaching staff levels. Conversely, budget surpluses at the state and local level could lead to additional employment growth for middle school teachers.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$58,600

State-by-state Salary

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$79,110
$19,580
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 63%
  • Master's degree 13%
  • Post baccalaureate 13%
  • Associate's degree 5%
  • High school 1%
  • Post-master's certificate 1%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mathematics
  • Computers and Electronics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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