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
California State University-Sacramento offers 30 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 2,216 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 1,958 Bachelor's degrees, 234 Master's degrees, 17 Doctoral degrees, and 7 Certificates.
University of California-Davis offers 40 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 732 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 494 Bachelor's degrees, 172 Master's degrees, 56 Doctoral degrees, and 10 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|California State University-Sacramento Sacramento, CA||39 : 1||31,992|
|University of California-Davis Davis, CA||22 : 1||38,634|
|American River College Sacramento, CA||78 : 1||31,265|
|Folsom Lake College Folsom, CA||69 : 1||8,945|
|Cosumnes River College Sacramento, CA||68 : 1||14,398|
|Sacramento City College Sacramento, CA||65 : 1||20,829|
|Sierra College Rocklin, CA||73 : 1||18,226|
|William Jessup University Rocklin, CA||36 : 1||1,743|
|Woodland Community College Woodland, CA||79 : 1||3,774|
|Epic Bible College Sacramento, CA||21 : 1||145|