Education Industry Overview Education jobs and internships are not just impactful, they also involve a wide range of settings such as school, college or university and residence care. There are many opportunities within education, such as teaching kindergarten, taking on an administrative position, special education, instruction for spoken English or school counseling. Getting a part-time job or internship in education is a great way to get acquainted with the highs and lows of working with different student populations, and determining if it is a good fit for you.
A career in education can be extremely satisfying; 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 to 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; giving their students a shot at communicating in a professional setting. Most education jobs involve working within school hours, though grading papers, supervising after-school activities, and so on can cut into after-school hours and weekends.
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.