Education, Training, and Library Occupations
The most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021) states the following about education, training, and library occupations:
Education, training, and library workers share information through instruction and distribution.
Overall employment in education, training, and library occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations; this increase is expected to result in about 658,200 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. About 929,900 openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.
Student enrollment is projected to increase; therefore, postsecondary teachers and preschool, elementary, and secondary school teachers will be needed to meet the demand. Education, training, and library occupations, however, are affected by state and local budgets, and budgetary restrictions may limit employment growth.
The median annual wage for this group was $57,220 in May 2021, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760.
Education, Training, and Library Jobs
Below you find a list of education, training, and library positions with a job summary, entry-level education, and median pay level. Each link brings you to a specific job page where you can find more information about the position, and commonly asked interview questions and answers for that job.
|Occupation||Job Summary||Entry-Level Education||2021 Median Pay|
|Adult Literacy and High School Equivalency Diploma Teachers||Adult basic and secondary education and ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers instruct adults in fundamental skills, such as reading and speaking English. They also help students earn their high school equivalency credential.||Bachelor's degree||$59,720|
|Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers||Archivists and curators oversee institutions’ collections, such as of historical items or of artwork. Museum technicians and conservators prepare and restore items in those collections.||Master's degree||$50,120|
|Career and Technical Education Teachers||Career and technical education teachers instruct students in various technical and vocational subjects, such as auto repair, healthcare, and culinary arts.||Bachelor's degree||$61,160|
|High School Teachers||High school teachers teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market.||Bachelor's degree||$61,820|
|Instructional Coordinators||Instructional coordinators oversee school curriculums and teaching standards. They develop instructional material, implement it, and assess its effectiveness.||Master's degree||$63,740|
|Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers||Kindergarten and elementary school teachers instruct young students in basic subjects in order to prepare them for future schooling.||Bachelor's degree||$61,350|
|Librarians||Librarians help people find information and conduct research for personal and professional use.||Bachelor's degree||$61,190|
|Library Technicians and Assistants||Library technicians and assistants help librarians with all aspects of running a library.||Postsecondary certificate||$34,050|
|Middle School Teachers||Middle school teachers educate students, typically in sixth through eighth grades.||Bachelor's degree||$61,320|
|Postsecondary Teachers||Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and technical subjects beyond the high school level.||Ph.D. or other Doctorate||$79,640|
|Preschool Teachers||Preschool teachers educate and care for children younger than age 5 who have not yet entered kindergarten.||Associate's degree||$30,210|
|Special Education Teachers||Special education teachers work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities.||Bachelor's degree||$61,820|
|Teacher Assistants||Teacher assistants work with a licensed teacher to give students additional attention and instruction.||Some college, no degree||$29,360|
Job Interview Topics – Common Job Interview Questions & Answers
Below you can find a list of common job interview topics. Each link will direct you to an article regarding the specific topics that discuss commonly asked interview questions. Furthermore, each article discusses why the interviewer asks these questions and how you answer them!
- Career Change
- Career Goals
- Conflict Resolution
- Creative Thinking
- Cultural Fit
- Customer Service
- Growth Potential
- Honesty & Integrity
- Job Satisfaction
- Entry-Level & No experience
- Prioritization & Time Management
- Situational & Scenario-based
- Stress Management
- Telephone Interview
- Work Ethic