Career Details

Elementary School Teacher

Career Overview

An elementary school teacher plans and delivers lessons to children in kindergarten through the 5th grade.


A four-year bachelor's degree in education or elementary education is required to obtain this position.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$34,000 /yr
$52,000 /yr
$81,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Math
  • Computer Science
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

A teacher can work in any public or private school. Teachers are often required to do a lot of work on their own time (e.g., preparation, grading).


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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