Although most schools require licensure before a teaching job can be granted, some, especially private schools, do not. License to teach can usually be acquired from a Licensure Advisory Committee or the Board of Education. Almost all countries and especially in the United States require a Bachelor’s Degree and must have completed a certified Teacher Training Program. Most countries even require testing of competency in the fields that an aspiring teacher has majored in. Prospective Market
The career area varies widely by one’s competency of their subject or by location. Urban areas that are overcrowded or have reputations for high crime and poverty rates tend to discourage the average teacher, but some schools in this area offer higher than average rates for education salaries. Rural areas tend to offer low wages but are excellent for teachers who tend to want to make a real difference. The issue of low education among minorities has become a hot topic for debate within the educational community.
All of this brings us to the fact that teachers are in need. School teacher hiring has recently intensified due to the problems given above. It is expected that employment rates are said to increase in the coming years compared to most jobs. Secondary schools will tend to hire more than colleges or technical schools. Payment
A few years ago, and according to the NEA (National Education Association), the average teacher’s salary was nearly $50,000. The lowest was around $30,000 and the highest was close to $60,000. The starting salary is usually around the lowest point of average. All these teacher salaries are, of course, estimates. It all depends on how good of a teacher you can be. Some teachers make a lot more than the highest estimate, while some get paid for less than the minimum. Teacher salary varies greatly due to educational extracurricular activities, coaching convenience or one’s experience. The benefits also vary as well like; dental coverage, sick leave, health insurance, etc. These all differ according to contracts.