Education, Training, & Library

Employment of education, training, and library occupations is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 888,900 new jobs are projected to be added from 2016 to 2026. Enrollment is projected to increase at both the college and university level and among public elementary and secondary schools, 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 can limit employment growth.

The median annual wage for education, training, and library occupations was $48,740 in May 2017, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,690.

OccupationEntry-Level Education2017 MEDIAN PAY
Adult Literacy and High School Equivalency Diploma TeachersBachelor's degree$52,100
Career and Technical Education TeachersBachelor's degree$55,240
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers$47,360
High School TeachersBachelor's degree$59,170
Instructional CoordinatorsMaster's degree$63,750
Kindergarten and Elementary School TeachersBachelor's degree$56,900
LibrariansMaster's degree$58,520
Library Technicians and Assistants$29,050
Middle School TeachersBachelor's degree$57,720
Postsecondary Teachers$76,000
Preschool TeachersAssociate's degree$28,990
Special Education TeachersBachelor's degree$58,980
Teacher AssistantsSome college, no degree$26,260
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Education, Training, and Library Occupations, on the Internet at