Education, Training, and Library Occupation Profiles


The Education, Training, and Library occupation profiles below include specific information about the nature of the work; average earnings; underlying training and education; related occupations; and corresponding academic programs.

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Fast Facts:As of 2008, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated 8,451,250 employed in the Education, Training, and Library occupational group earning the mean annual income of $48,460.

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What’s Hot: While graduate school professors “Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary” ($102,000) and “Law Teachers, Postsecondary” ($101,170) (not surprising considering the high-paying Legal occupational group) rack up the highest average incomes in the Education, Training, and Library group, the “Elementary School Teachers (excluding Special Education)” (1,544,270) is the largest sized occupation.

What’s Not: The top four occupations in the Least Paid group: “Teacher Assistants” ($23,560); “Preschool Teachers (excluding Special Education)” ($26,610); “Library Technicians” ($30,130); and “Graduate Teaching Assistants” ($31,710) dramatically distance themselves from the next lowest “Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other” ($40,560).

Sources: In addition to specific citations noted, supplementary source materials include the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.