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.

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 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, 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

$29,780

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.

  • High school 28%
  • Bachelor's degree 17%
  • Some college 12%
  • Master's degree 12%
  • Associate's degree 11%
  • Post-secondary certificate 10%
  • Post baccalaureate 7%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 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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