According to the U.S. Department of Labor, job opportunities for teachers will vary with the locality, grade level, and subject taught. Most job openings will result from the need to replace a large number of teachers who are expected to retire over the next 18-year period. Also, many beginning teachers -especially those employed in poor, urban schools - decide to leave teaching for other careers after a year or two, creating additional job openings for teachers.
Job prospects should be better in inner cities and rural areas than in suburban districts. Subject areas with the highest demand include mathematics, science (especially chemistry and physics), bilingual education, and foreign languages.
In May 2016, median annual wages of kindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers ranged from $55,490 to $58,030. Find more information on jobs and occupational outlook at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Find out more at bls.gov