Education & Training

Lifelong learning is a phrase we hear often. Finishing high school and other necessary training is the first step toward getting a job and keeping our jobs often requires that we continue to update our skills.To meet these ongoing training needs, education options have broadened to include online training.Technology like electronic textbooks, notebooks, and smart boards support classroom innovations while also requiring educators to upgrade their technology skills and teaching techniques.

Most occupations in the Education and Training cluster require at least a bachelor’s degree, with many postsecondary teaching professionals holding a doctoral or professional degree. Occupations with the most new jobs over the next 10 years are likely to include elementary, preschool, and middle school teachers. College-level health specialties teachers occupy the top position for highest estimated percentage increase in jobs.

Schedules for education workers vary by work setting. Preschool through high school employees work directly with students for approximately eight hours and often devote additional time at home to grading papers and planning lessons. Before-and after-school workers’ schedules revolve around times when students aren’t in class, and coaches may work directly with students for hours beyond the usual class schedule. Industries that tend to offer many jobs for workers in this cluster include public and private schools, colleges and universities, as well as day care centers.