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 Hawaii at Manoa offers 53 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 973 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 579 Bachelor's degrees, 276 Master's degrees, 80 Certificates, and 38 Doctoral degrees.
Chaminade University of Honolulu offers 29 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 170 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 74 Bachelor's degrees, 62 Master's degrees, and 34 Associate's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI||17 : 1||17,490|
|Chaminade University of Honolulu Honolulu, HI||24 : 1||2,167|
|Leeward Community College Pearl City, HI||45 : 1||6,568|
|Hawaii Pacific University Honolulu, HI||29 : 1||4,170|
|Kapiolani Community College Honolulu, HI||38 : 1||6,488|
|Honolulu Community College Honolulu, HI||35 : 1||3,510|
|Windward Community College Kaneohe, HI||43 : 1||2,520|
|University of Phoenix-Hawaii Honolulu, HI||197|
|University of Hawaii-West Oahu Kapolei, HI||36 : 1||3,049|