Want a job?
I heard a lot of BUZZ this summer about students NOT being able to get a job as easily as in the past. Most of the jobs were entry level positions. It made me curious about the job outlook for our field, in child development. Many positions (teachers) require certain educational backgrounds and/or previous experience. We know the economy has been changing. We all feel the current crunch. Will that affect teachers?
I went to http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos069.htm to find out the current government stats. I was pleased to find out that “employment of school teachers is expected to grow by 12 percent between 2006 and 2016. Full day kindergarten and universal preschool programs, along with projected higher enrollment growth for preschool age children, will create many new jobs for preschool teachers, which are expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations.”
Did you know that MN is ranked 4th in the nation for top paying states in this occupation?? Good news, huh. If you’re wondering, New Jersey is the top paying state, which was about $3000 higher per year than MN.
It’s a great time to be in this field, and lucky for you, you’re in the right state!