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 South Carolina-Columbia offers 81 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 1,374 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 796 Bachelor's degrees, 374 Master's degrees, 136 Doctoral degrees, and 68 Certificates.
Columbia International University offers 11 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 106 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 67 Master's degrees, 29 Bachelor's degrees, 6 Certificates, and 4 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of South Carolina-Columbia Columbia, SC||24 : 1||35,364|
|Columbia College Columbia, SC||23 : 1||1,243|
|Midlands Technical College West Columbia, SC||42 : 1||9,160|
|Columbia International University Columbia, SC||43 : 1||1,649|
|Benedict College Columbia, SC||24 : 1||2,040|
|Allen University Columbia, SC||20 : 1||817|