Special Education Teachers

Special education teachers work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. They adapt general education lessons and teach various subjects, such as reading, writing, and math, to students with mild and moderate disabilities. They also teach basic skills, such as literacy and communication techniques, to students with severe disabilities.

Entry-Level Education: Bachelor’s degree

2012 Median Pay: $55,060

More Information: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Preschool Teachers

Preschool teachers educate and care for children, usually ages 3 to 5, who have not yet entered kindergarten. They teach reading, writing, science, and other subjects in a way that young children can understand.

Entry-Level Education: Associate’s degree

2012 Median Pay: $27,130

More Information: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Middle School Teachers

Middle school teachers educate students, typically in sixth through eighth grades. Middle school teachers help students build on the fundamentals they learned in elementary school and prepare them for the more difficult curriculum they will face in high school.

Entry-Level Education: Bachelor’s degree

2012 Median Pay: $53,430

More Information: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Librarians

Librarians help people find information and conduct research for personal and professional use. Their job duties may change based on the type of library they work in, such as public, school, and medical libraries.

Entry-Level Education: Master’s degree

2012 Median Pay: $55,370

More Information: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Instructional Coordinators

Instructional coordinators oversee school curriculums and teaching standards. They develop instructional material, coordinate its implementation with teachers and principals, and assess its effectiveness.

Entry-Level Education: Master’s degree

2012 Median Pay: $60,050

More Information: Bureau of Labor Statistics

High School Teachers

High school teachers help prepare students for life after graduation. They teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market.

Entry-Level Education: Bachelor’s degree

2012 Median Pay: $55,050

More Information: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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. They teach academic and technical content to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter an occupation.

Entry-Level Education: Bachelor’s degree

2012 Median Pay: $51,910

More Information: Bureau of Labor Statistics