Education Industry Overview Full-time jobs in Education are direct in impact, and involve a wide range of settings such as schools, colleges and universities and residence care. Full-time jobs can range from teaching kindergarten, taking on an administrative position to being a special educator, ESL instructor or school counselor. Recent college graduates who are passionate about education will love the satisfaction it brings; ushering in growth and progress for everyone involved. For instance, high school teachers, who earn around $57,200 per year, plan lessons, take class and help prepare students for college and the job market. Adult Literacy and High School Equivalency Diploma Teachers earn about $50,280 per year and teach adults the basics of reading, writing, earning a high school-equivalent diploma and spoken English on a part-time basis.
Most careers in education involve a summer break and working within school hours, though grading papers, supervising after-school activities etc. can cut into after-school hours and weekends.
Common titles for entry-level education jobs include teaching assistant at a college or university, K-12 teacher, high school teacher, school counselor, special educator and Adult Literacy and High School Equivalency Diploma teachers.
Education Salaries Education, training and library occupations earned a median annual salary of $47,220 in 2015, according to BLS; with half earning more than $47,220 and the other half earning less. A high school teacher earns an annual median income of $57,200, with the bottom 10 percent earning less than $37,800 and the top 10 percent earning more than $91,190. A special educator earns an annual median income of $56,800, with the lowest 10 percent earning less than $37,410 and the highest 10 percent earning more than $90,260.