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
Western Governors University offers 68 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 7,691 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 4,622 Master's degrees, 2,853 Bachelor's degrees, and 216 Certificates.
University of Utah offers 55 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 892 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 628 Bachelor's degrees, 164 Master's degrees, 61 Certificates, and 39 Doctoral degrees.
Westminster College offers 26 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 126 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 68 Bachelor's degrees, and 58 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT||47 : 1||136,139|
|University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT||20 : 1||32,852|
|Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT||85 : 1||29,517|
|Westminster College Salt Lake City, UT||15 : 1||2,215|
|Florida Gateway College Lake City, FL||53 : 1||3,406|
|University of Phoenix-Utah Salt Lake City, UT||84|
|LDS Business College Salt Lake City, UT||113 : 1||1,929|