Working with children roughly 200 days a year with summers and holidays off doesn’t sound half bad. Now add that you have a chance to make a difference, and it becomes an ideal job.
Teachers have had it rough the past few years, but the job outlook is better than it has been in half a decade. Job satisfaction is reaching a five year high*. Primary and high school teaching jobs are expected to increase by a whopping 12% and 6%*. And lastly, the average salary among public teachers across the country has increased to $56,383*. So why not use your wisdom to impact the next generation?
Yes, there’s a good chance you will buy school supplies with your own money and work with children who don’t pay attention. But, you will also create lasting impressions on other students and have a desk filled with handmade gifts and apples. You probably won’t love every single minute, but you will probably go home at night loving that you’ve made a difference.*NCES, http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d13/tables/dt13_211.60.asp
University of Alaska Fairbanks offers 45 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 281 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 85 Bachelor's degrees, 81 Associate's degrees, 65 Master's degrees, and 50 Certificates.
University of Alaska Anchorage offers 33 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 591 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 324 Associate's degrees, 125 Bachelor's degrees, 105 Master's degrees, and 37 Certificates.
University of Alaska Southeast offers 31 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 213 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 101 Master's degrees, 42 Certificates, 41 Associate's degrees, and 29 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks, AK||21 : 1||7,179|
|University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, AK||28 : 1||12,766|
|University of Alaska Southeast Juneau, AK||23 : 1||2,150|
|Alaska Pacific University Anchorage, AK||14 : 1||529|
|Ilisagvik College Barrow, AK||19 : 1||233|
|Alaska Christian College Soldotna, AK||48 : 1||95|