Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

Industry Areas

  • Child Day Care Services
  • Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
  • Local Government (OES Designation)

Day-to-Day Tasks

  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.

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Overall Kind of Work*

Kindergarten and elementary school teachers prepare younger students for future schooling by teaching them basic subjects such as math and reading. Duties Kindergarten and elementary school teachers...

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Work Environment*


Kindergarten and elementary school teachers held about 1. 5 million jobs in 2014. Kindergarten and elementary school teachers work in public and private schools. Most states have tenure laws, which...

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Workweek Breakdown

The hours worked per week by people currently pursuing this career.

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Type of Work

The level of day-to-day involvement with data, people or things.

Data: High
People: High
Things: Low

Skills at a Glance

The levels of different skills helpful in this career.

Verbal skills: High
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving: High
Equipment Operation & Maintenance: Low
Math & Science Skills: High
Technology Design & Control: Medium
Leadership: High

Workplace at a Glance

The level of different environmental factors you would experience on the job.

Responsibility: Medium
Exposure to Job Hazards: Medium
Physical Activity: High
Decision Making: High
Repetitiveness: Low
Level of Competition: Low
Time Pressure: High

Business Breakdown

The different sectors people in this career currently work in.

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  • 13.27% (Private For-Profit)
  • 13.91% (Private Not For-Profit)
  • 71.48% (State and Local Govt)
  • 0.58% (Federal Government)
  • 0.76% (Self-Employed)

This data also pertains to Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

*Did You know, Overall Kind of Work, and Work Environment relate to Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education, which includes Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education; Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education.
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