Middle School Teachers


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Central, West Central, East Central, North Central, Northeast, Northern Stateline, Northwest, Southeast, Southern, Southwest, Statewide
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Middle School Teachers

Middle School Teachers - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Public and private schools

Outlook

Demand will be good for middle school teachers as the overall student enrollment in middle school is expected to increase. However, the growth rate varies by area of the country. States in the South and West--particularly Arizona, Texas, Nevada, and Georgia--will have a large increase in the number of students. However, states in the Midwest are expected to hold steady, and states in the Northeast are projected to have declines.

Another reason that demand is growing is that teacher-student ratios are declining.

Many openings will occur as current teachers retire. Demand for teachers is high in city schools because crime is higher and wages are usually lower. Teachers who are willing to relocate or who are bilingual will have the best chances of finding a job.

Middle School Teachers (CIS 100519)

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Illinois
29,874
Very large
&
3.8%
5.8%
>>>>
2,245
Very High
  Champaign Area
628
Very large
&
7.5%
7.0%
>>>>
51
Very High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
621
Very large
&
3.2%
5.0%
>>>>
46
Very High
  Cook County
11,261
Very large
&
1.7%
5.6%
>>>>
815
Very High
  Decatur Area
295
Very large
&
9.2%
7.0%
>>>>
24
Very High
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
2,199
Very large
&
11.6%
9.7%
>>>>
187
Very High
  Du Page County
2,265
Very large
&
-2.4%
5.4%
>>>>
149
High
  Edwardsville Area
609
Very large
&
7.1%
5.1%
>>>>
48
Very High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
350
Very large
&
5.1%
7.0%
>>>>
27
Very High
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
563
Very large
&
3.2%
5.2%
>>>>
42
Very High
  Lake County
1,973
Very large
&
4.8%
8.6%
>>>>
149
Very High
  McHenry County
760
Very large
&
0.8%
6.8%
>>>>
54
Very High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
469
Very large
&
6.0%
6.8%
>>>>
37
Very High
  Northwest Illinois Area
823
Very large
&
2.3%
3.6%
>>>>
61
Very High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
1,380
Very large
&
4.6%
7.3%
>>>>
104
Very High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
524
Very large
&
1.7%
4.3%
>>>>
38
Very High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
492
Very large
&
7.9%
5.7%
>>>>
40
Very High
  Rockford Area
932
Very large
&
5.2%
7.6%
>>>>
71
Very High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
362
Very large
&
0.6%
2.4%
>>>>
25
Very High
  Springfield Area
694
Very large
&
3.6%
4.7%
>>>>
51
Very High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
880
Very large
&
4.1%
6.4%
>>>>
67
Very High
  Vermilion County
201
Very large
&
-3.0%
4.9%
>>>>
12
High
  Will County
1,581
Very large
&
10.4%
9.1%
>>>>
132
Very High
United States
638,900
Very large
&
3.6%
3.7%
>>>>
45,400
Very High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.