Elementary School Teacher

Rachel Galassini

Job Description

A typical day consists of:


  • teaching students
  • planning lesson plans
  • grading papers
  • attending administrative meetings
  • guiding tutorials
  • parent interaction
  • assisting in clubs or afterschool duties

Working Conditions

  • on your feet
  • sitting at desks
  • kneeling to get on the same level as younger/shorter students
  • school hours, sometimes extended
  • can get stressful

Training/Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree is minimum
  • must meet state requirements
  • complete a teacher state requirement course
  • renew certificate

Personal Characteristics

  • warm/enthusiastic/caring
  • respectful
  • innovative
  • patient
  • observant
  • flexible
  • uplifting
  • supportive
  • communication skills

Earnings and job outlook

  • median wage: $54,890 annually
  • average projected growth (8%-10%)
  • projected job openings: 378,700

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