The education field offers engaging and rewarding careers for those who are interested in teaching students and contributing to their learning environment. Roles in this industry include teachers and administrators, as well as those who develop plans, assessments and learning materials. Additionally, there are a variety of roles that support educators, schools and the community.
A career in the education sector is rewarding and ever-evolving. Students can build the skills they need to teach or support the education system through classroom experiences and hands-on opportunities like student teaching and internships. If the education field is interesting to you, you’ll be able to find a career that will fit your own unique interests, skills, and values.
This sector needs compassionate and bright professionals who invest in their own learning in order to teach their students. UW Oshkosh alumni who currently work in the education sector have studied:
- Communication Studies
- Early Childhood
- Elementary, Middle or Secondary Education
- Fine Arts
- Human Resource Management
- Human Services Leadership
- Interactive Web Management
- Leadership and Organizational Development
- Liberal Studies
- Special Education
- Social Work
Average Starting Salary
The average salary for UW Oshkosh graduates who are working in this field within the first year of graduating
UW Oshkosh also offers minors and certificates that can accompany any major and provide you with a specific additional focus.
American Sign Language
Community Health Studies
English as a Second Language
Library Media Specialist
Social Equity and Diversity
Teachers of English to Other Languages
Technology and Engineering
The employment outlook in the education sector varies greatly depending on the location. From 2020–2030, the following occupations are projected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations:
Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers
High School Teachers
Special Education Teachers
TOP CAREER AREAS
Human resources, marketing, public relations, recruitment, retention
TEACHING AND STUDENT SUPPORT
Adult and continuing education, company training, curriculum development, early childhood education, elementary education, English as a second language education, physical education, principal and administration, special education, secondary education, school counseling
Graphic artist, network and database administrator
- Time Management
- Active Listening
- Critical Thinking
Work in the Education Field
Our alumni who work in this field have worked with the following organizations.
Salary and employment statistics for UW Oshkosh graduates are self reported and given based on their experiences and opportunities they secured within 9 months after graduation. Data is pulled from the UW Oshkosh First Destination Survey and is an average of reported data from the previous three years.
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