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
The University of Texas at Austin offers 57 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,447 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 885 Bachelor's degrees, 309 Master's degrees, 127 Certificates, and 126 Doctoral degrees.
Saint Edward's University offers 25 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 102 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 83 Bachelor's degrees, and 19 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX||20 : 1||51,090|
|Concordia University Texas Austin, TX||48 : 1||2,518|
|Austin Community College District Austin, TX||69 : 1||41,056|
|Saint Edward's University Austin, TX||23 : 1||3,976|
|Southwestern University Georgetown, TX||13 : 1||1,511|
|Riverland Community College Austin, MN||51 : 1||3,475|
|Huston-Tillotson University Austin, TX||26 : 1||1,121|
|Strayer University-Texas Austin, TX||1,037 : 1||3,112|
|National American University-Harold D. Buckingham Graduate School Rapid City, SD|