Occupational Opportunities – Schools

Educational Services – Relative Sector Size and Growth

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that Educational Services opportunities will grow substantially over the next several years.

Projected Growth for Main Industry Sectors
Projected Growth for Main Industry Sectors

Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools

Within the Education Services sector, Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools is the largest industry for the entire sector.

Educational Services
Educational Services

Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools Industry Groups

  • Health specialties teachers, postsecondary
  • Postsecondary teachers, all other
  • Graduate teaching assistants
  • Education administrators, postsecondary
  • Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary
  • Business teachers, postsecondary
  • Educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors
  • Athletic trainers
  • Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary Outlook

Health specialties teachers, postsecondary is projected to be one of the largest and fastest growing occupations in the Educational Services sector.

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary – Size and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for health specialties teachers, postsecondary.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 245.9 5.8 27.0 Doctoral or professional degree None

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for health specialties teachers, postsecondary.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Concentration (1=national average) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
North Carolina 10,260 2.39 1.75 NA $137,480
New York 21,860 2.37 1.74 NA $123,210
West Virginia 1,600 2.32 1.70 NA $62,210
Colorado 5,590 2.19 1.60 NA $134,080
Nebraska 1,960 2.01 1.48 NA $88,580

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for health specialties teachers, postsecondary.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Concentration (1=national average) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 6,060 20.30 14.87 NA $138,110
Gainesville, FL 1,980 15.05 11.02 NA $141,640
Madison, WI 2,730 7.06 5.17 NA $77,340
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 5,410 5.98 4.38 NA $100,010
Auburn-Opelika, AL 300 5.34 3.91 NA $112,430
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 2,310 4.59 3.36 NA NA
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 1,470 4.38 3.21 NA $78,350
College Station-Bryan, TX 480 4.26 3.12 NA $111,150
Jackson, MS 1,110 4.24 3.11 NA $192,550
New Haven, CT 1,100 4.01 2.94 NA $181,590

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other Outlook

Postsecondary teachers, all other is projected to be one of the largest occupations in the Educational Services sector.

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other – Size and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for postsecondary teachers, all other.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Postsecondary teachers, all other 194.6 4.6 10.4 Doctoral or professional degree None

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for postsecondary teachers, all other.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Concentration (1=national average) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Nebraska 2,550 2.62 1.98 NA $55,460
Florida 14,970 1.78 1.34 NA $60,300
Alabama 3,370 1.75 1.32 NA $29,640
Wyoming 430 1.61 1.21 NA $53,310
Iowa 2,470 1.61 1.21 NA $68,900

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for postsecondary teachers, all other.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Concentration (1=national average) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 1,150 9.85 7.42 NA $80,510
Tuscaloosa, AL 540 5.36 4.04 NA $23,530
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 880 4.61 3.47 NA NA
Fresno, CA 1,560 4.18 3.14 NA $71,640
Cheyenne, WY 140 3.05 2.30 NA $48,250
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,290 3.02 2.28 NA $84,490
Montgomery, AL 460 2.82 2.12 NA $44,640
Madison, WI 1,080 2.80 2.11 NA $82,360
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 190 2.70 2.04 NA $21,040
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 540 2.52 1.90 NA $56,410

Graduate Teaching Assistants Outlook

Graduate teaching assistants are projected to be one of the largest occupations in the Educational Services sector.

Graduate Teaching Assistants – Size and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for graduate teaching assistants.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Graduate teaching assistants 176.3 4.1 7.7 Bachelor’s degree None

Graduate Teaching Assistants – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for graduate teaching assistants.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Concentration (1=national average) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Michigan 12,140 2.84 2.96 NA $35,770
Arkansas 3,140 2.62 2.73 NA $21,020
Hawaii 1,390 2.20 2.29 NA $42,040
New Mexico 1,680 2.10 2.19 NA $26,410
Connecticut 3,290 1.99 2.07 NA NA

Graduate Teaching Assistants – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for graduate teaching assistants.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Concentration (1=national average) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
College Station-Bryan, TX 2,060 18.47 19.24 NA $40,770
Tallahassee, FL 2,670 15.82 16.48 NA $19,690
El Paso, TX 1,700 5.63 5.86 NA $31,410
Austin-Round Rock, TX 4,720 4.73 4.93 NA $36,460
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 2,120 3.64 3.79 NA NA
Urban Honolulu, HI 1,390 3.02 3.15 NA $42,040
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,260 2.80 2.92 NA $35,140
New Haven, CT 720 2.63 2.74 NA $43,870
Albuquerque, NM 910 2.38 2.48 NA $29,370
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,920 2.04 2.13 NA $36,580

Education Administrators, Postsecondary Outlook

Education administrators, postsecondary is projected to be one of the largest occupations in the Educational Services sector.

Education Administrators, Postsecondary – Size and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for education administrators, postsecondary.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Education administrators, postsecondary 159.7 3.7 11.6 Master’s degree None

Education Administrators, Postsecondary – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for education administrators, postsecondary.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Concentration (1=national average) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
District of Columbia 1,540 2.18 2.18 $52.41 $109,010
Rhode Island 830 1.74 1.74 $54.50 $113,360
Iowa 2,420 1.58 1.58 $49.37 $102,700
Mississippi 1,710 1.53 1.53 $44.89 $93,370
Illinois 8,530 1.44 1.44 $47.95 $99,740

Education Administrators, Postsecondary – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for education administrators, postsecondary.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Concentration (1=national average) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Morgantown, WV 590 9.11 9.14 $54.64 $113,660
Auburn-Opelika, AL 410 7.30 7.32 $60.43 $125,690
Prescott, AZ 290 4.78 4.79 $37.19 $77,350
Lawrence, KS 230 4.69 4.70 $53.61 $111,510
Tuscaloosa, AL 440 4.38 4.39 $58.61 $121,910
Rome, GA 150 4.17 4.18 $53.36 $110,990
Ann Arbor, MI 850 3.99 4.00 $65.86 $136,990
Springfield, MA-CT 1,250 3.81 3.82 $45.79 $95,240
Hammond, LA 130 3.09 3.10 $38.24 $79,540
Greenville, NC 230 3.04 3.05 $67.64 $140,700

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary Outlook

Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary is projected to be one of the largest occupations in the Educational Services sector.

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary – Size and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary 106.2 2.5 11.8 Master’s degree None

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Concentration (1=national average) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Rhode Island 700 1.47 2.20 NA $82,940
Massachusetts 5,190 1.47 2.20 NA $97,510
Vermont 420 1.39 2.08 NA $72,770
New York 10,940 1.19 1.78 NA $95,090
Utah 1,630 1.15 1.73 NA $68,180

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Concentration (1=national average) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 540 4.03 6.04 NA NA
Provo-Orem, UT 780 3.42 5.12 NA $84,620
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 270 3.38 5.07 NA $70,140
Harrisonburg, VA 200 3.12 4.68 NA NA
Manchester, NH 300 2.67 4.01 NA NA
Greeley, CO 200 2.11 3.16 NA $62,450
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,810 2.00 3.00 NA $81,790
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 270 1.95 2.92 NA $105,140
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,440 1.87 2.81 NA $99,930
Boulder, CO 320 1.80 2.70 NA $65,440

Business Teachers, Postsecondary Outlook

Business teachers, postsecondary is projected to be one of the largest occupations in the Educational Services sector.

Business Teachers, Postsecondary – Size and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for business teachers, postsecondary.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Business teachers, postsecondary 99.7 2.3 22.3 Doctoral or professional degree None

Business Teachers, Postsecondary – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for business teachers, postsecondary.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Concentration (1=national average) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
District of Columbia 1,590 2.24 3.79 NA $121,350
Alaska 400 1.27 2.15 NA $95,310
Massachusetts 4,050 1.15 1.94 NA $137,580
Pennsylvania 6,190 1.07 1.81 NA $84,380
West Virginia 660 0.96 1.62 NA $71,580

Business Teachers, Postsecondary – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for business teachers, postsecondary.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Concentration (1=national average) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Ithaca, NY 230 4.60 7.77 NA $178,250
Chattanooga, TN-GA 740 3.06 5.17 NA $53,770
Harrisonburg, VA 180 2.77 4.69 NA NA
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 330 2.47 4.18 NA NA
Valdosta, GA 120 2.23 3.77 NA $60,300
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,020 2.23 3.77 NA $95,280
Flagstaff, AZ 140 2.23 3.77 NA $68,280
New Haven, CT 600 2.19 3.69 NA NA
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 160 1.99 3.36 NA NA
Manchester, NH 210 1.87 3.15 NA $92,670

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors Outlook

Educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors are projected to be one of the largest occupations in the Educational Services sector.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors – Size and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors 91.5 2.1 22.1 Master’s degree None

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Concentration (1=national average) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Vermont 940 3.07 1.61 $25.85 $53,770
Connecticut 4,780 2.89 1.52 $31.21 $64,910
Arizona 7,760 2.87 1.51 $25.56 $53,160
Hawaii 1,590 2.52 1.32 $27.28 $56,750
Georgia 10,770 2.50 1.31 $26.66 $55,450

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Concentration (1=national average) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Ithaca, NY 480 9.48 4.98 $33.77 $70,240
Columbia, MO 600 6.47 3.40 $21.53 $44,790
Athens-Clarke County, GA 540 6.26 3.29 $23.21 $48,270
College Station-Bryan, TX 610 5.49 2.89 $23.71 $49,320
Auburn-Opelika, AL 310 5.46 2.87 $24.31 $50,570
Flagstaff, AZ 330 5.45 2.86 $18.55 $38,580
Corvallis, OR 170 4.80 2.52 $23.67 $49,230
Carbondale-Marion, IL 240 4.57 2.40 $18.32 $38,100
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 420 4.55 2.39 $23.26 $48,380
Provo-Orem, UT 940 4.09 2.15 $20.65 $42,940

Athletic Trainers Outlook

Athletic trainers are projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations in the Educational Services sector.

Athletic Trainers – Size and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for athletic trainers.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Athletic trainers 9.0 0.2 33.9 Bachelor’s degree None

Athletic Trainers – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for athletic trainers.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Concentration (1=national average) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
New Hampshire 230 0.36 2.03 NA $49,020
South Dakota 120 0.30 1.69 NA $44,130
Maine 180 0.30 1.68 NA $40,630
Wisconsin 810 0.29 1.64 NA $49,830
Hawaii 190 0.29 1.68 NA $55,850

Athletic Trainers – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for athletic trainers.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Concentration (1=national average) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Fond du Lac, WI 40 0.82 4.67 NA $50,660
State College, PA 50 0.76 4.31 NA NA
Auburn-Opelika, AL 40 0.75 4.29 NA $44,800
Manchester, NH 80 0.71 4.05 NA $47,870
Harrisonburg, VA 50 0.71 4.05 NA $46,030
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 40 0.65 3.69 NA $41,110
Tuscaloosa, AL 60 0.62 3.51 NA $44,090
Charlottesville, VA 70 0.62 3.53 NA $42,670
Wheeling, WV-OH 40 0.61 3.47 NA $55,580
Clarksville, TN-KY 50 0.60 3.44 NA $41,900

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary Outlook

Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary are projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations in the Educational Services sector.

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary – Size and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary 51.5 1.2 28.2 Master’s degree None

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Concentration (1=national average) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Alabama 1,490 0.77 1.98 NA $63,940
District of Columbia 530 0.75 1.92 NA $150,560
West Virginia 490 0.71 1.83 NA $63,110
Nebraska 630 0.65 1.67 NA $69,190
Delaware 280 0.63 1.61 NA $81,350

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Concentration (1=national average) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,490 1.65 4.24 NA $87,630
Muncie, IN 70 1.44 3.71 NA $65,880
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 70 1.39 3.55 NA NA
Bangor, ME 90 1.35 3.47 NA $54,210
Williamsport, PA 70 1.32 3.39 NA $81,390
Utica-Rome, NY 160 1.31 3.37 NA $70,130
Odessa, TX 80 1.24 3.17 NA $89,680
Johnstown, PA 60 1.23 3.16 NA $60,540
Portland-South Portland, ME 250 1.22 3.13 NA NA
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 110 1.22 3.13 NA $80,050

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