Amid the uncertain results of the recent U.S. job report, there were positive signs for the education industry coming from multiple sources, implying that teaching is on the mend nationwide.
According to the Christian Science Monitor, state and local governments added more than 29,000 new education jobs in September as schools got back in gear. Further job growth could be helped in the event that the government extends a long-term plan to slow entitlement spending, which could free up more funds for investment in education itself.
There's hope throughout the job market that tight budgets may be easing, which would improve the possibility of education employment growing in the United States.
Additionally, a recent press release from Education Crossing showed that the unemployment rate of elementary education entry-level employees has dropped to only 5 percent, with Bureau of Labor Statistics portending further growth in the near future. Through the end of the decade, the industry is expected to grow by 17 percent and overall projected employment may rise above a total of two million jobs.
Prospects are especially likely to grow in the near future in the South and West, with specific positions being sought including kindergarten, elementary and special education.