Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

General Information

Description

Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit57.54%
  2. Private, not for profit24.24%
  3. State and local government14.75%
  4. Self-employed2.18%
  5. Federal government1.21%

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

  • Child Day Care Services
  • Elementary and Secondary Schools
  • Individual and Family Services

Job Outlook

Employment of preschool teachers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Early childhood education is important for a child’s short- and long-term intellectual and social development. More preschool teachers should be needed as a result of the increasing demand for early childhood education. In addition, the number of preschool-aged children is expected to increase; however, their share of the overall population should remain constant.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$34,030

State-by-state Salary

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$37,480
$21,380
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Some college 25%
  • Associate's degree 22%
  • Bachelor's degree 21%
  • High school 18%
  • Post-secondary certificate 5%
  • Master's degree 3%
  • Less than high school 3%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy and Theology

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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