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Welcome to our High School Teacher Jobs site. The purpose of this site is to provide a frequently updated list of current open positions for the high school teacher. Our focus is on jobs which are available in the United States. Here we also provide informative articles, useful statistics, videos, a selection of relevant books, infographics, and current career news. The high school teacher jobs listed here are in the form of RSS feeds, and will be automatically updated when new jobs become available.
High School Teacher Jobs
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The following data should be interesting to the high school teacher who resides within the United States. This data comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Employment Statistics for the High School Teacher
States with the highest concentration of high school teachers with annual salary:
(highest at top)
Top paying States with annual salary:
(highest at top)
New York $64,020
New Jersey $61,640
Mean annual salary:
Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of high school teachers with annual mean salary:
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division $48,970
Idaho Falls, ID $45,310
Pocatello, ID $47,520
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA $61,210
Albany, GA $40,240
Top paying metropolitan areas:
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division $78,380
Ann Arbor, MI $75,820
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division $71,520
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division $69,070
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division $68,450
Industries with the highest level of employment:
(highest at top)
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Education required for a high school teacher is a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university followed by the obtainment of a license to teach. The bachelor degree should be from a teacher education program and relevant to the area you want to teach. If you have a degree in other fields, most states allow for alternative routes to licensure. But in all cases, you need to have a bachelor’s degree.
Licensure is not required for teachers in private schools in most States. Licensure is required if you want to teach in a public school. Usually licensure is granted by the State Board of Education. The license is very specific in terms of the level you want to teach. For example, you need a specific license to teach at the secondary school level (high school), which is different from the license needed to teach at the elementary school level. The testing required for the license involves display of basic skills such as reading, writing, and teaching, and requires you to display knowledge in your chosen area in which you want to teach.
For more information about education required for the high school teacher in the United States go to Occupational Outlook Handbook provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Job prospects look very good for high school teachers in the United States. Particularly good prospects exist for high-demand teaching areas such as math, science, and bilingual education. The areas of highest demand for the high school teacher exists in the urban and rural areas. Employment is expected to grow around 12% for high school teachers between 2006 and 2016, which is considered average growth. But it should be noted that this growth will create 479,000 additional teacher positions which is higher than most other occupations.
Source for the above data:
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Why a Teacher Resume Needs to be Accomplishment Based
Author: Candace Davies
In today’s ever-changing and aggressive workforce it is imperative that your teaching resume stands out amongst hundreds of potential teachers competing for the same teaching position. It is critical to understand that your resume is not just a listing of your fundamental information. A concrete resume should represent a brief summary of your work history, accomplishments, triumphs, and talents. Your chief goal is to make the hiring manager want to read your teacher focused resume in full and achieving this objective is realized by designing a job search document that is accomplishment driven.
By now you are probably asking yourself, what makes an accomplishment driven resume so successful? It is apparent that most people seeking employment or career advancement are highly inclined to provide a listing of their responsibilities for their past and current employment. This in itself is essential; however, it should not be the initial heart of your text. The accomplishment facet of your document becomes more critical when seeking a higher-level position within the education job market. Go here to read this entire article
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