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Teachers rate their lives better
than all other occupation groups,
trailing only physicians

Did you know…

Teachers in the United States rate their lives better than all other occupation groups, trailing only physicians.

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Mid-career teacher salaries range between $60K and $100K.

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Most teaching jobs have better retirement benefits than other jobs you can get with the same degree.

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There are student loan forgiveness programs and scholarships for math and science teachers.

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You can get a job almost anywhere in the U.S. or abroad as a science or math teacher.

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Behind every advance in medicine or technology is a teacher who left a lasting impression.

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By Savannah L. Logan, Ph.D. | October 6, 2020

The United States is facing a critical shortage of grade 7-12 STEM teachers, especially in physics, chemistry, and math.

By Drew Isola | August 28, 2020

If you are thinking about becoming a teacher, or are just starting out your career, you might be wondering how teacher retirement

By Jared B. Breakall, Ph.D. | August 13, 2020

I first discovered my passion for teaching in a general chemistry class I had at community college.