Education/Teaching

 

Job Outlook

Locations: MCC-Blue River, MCC-Longview, MCC-Maple Woods, MCC-Penn Valley
Contacts: BR-Richard Higgason, 604.6530
LV-Barbara Eubank, 604.2334
MW- Russell Powlas, 604.3225
PV-Carrie Pickerel-Brooks, 604.4482

Base salary and job outlook

Secondary School Teachers

  • Median wages (2008): $51,180 annual
  • Employment (2006): 1,038,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2006-2016): Slower than average (3% to 6%) Slower than average (3% to 6%)
  • Projected need (2006-2016): 368,000 additional employees

Middle School Teachers

  • Median wages (2008): $49,700 annual
  • Employment (2006): 658,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2006-2016): Average (7% to 13%) Average (7% to 13%)
  • Projected need (2006-2016): 217,000 additional employees

Elementary School Teachers

  • Median wages (2008): $49,330 annual
  • Employment (2006): 1,540,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2006-2016): Faster than average (14% to 20%) Faster than average (14% to 20%)
  • Projected need (2006-2016): 545,000 additional employees

Work Styles

  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Social Orientation - Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

Work Values

  • Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
  • Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
  • Working Conditions - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.

 

Last Modified: 9/26/11