The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the teaching job outlook varies from good to excellent, depending upon a variety of factors, including location and subject taught. Special Education teachers in particular are needed in many districts across the country.Fast growing states, and those with an aging teacher population will be in the greatest need.
Income potential for teaching positions also vary by location and subject. Median incomes ranged from $39,000 to $44,000, with the top ten percent earning just over 68,000
But income is a minor factor in people's decisions to enter the teaching field. In many ways, teachers sacrifice income for lifestyle advantages, including long summer vacations. Teaching also allows people to stay on the same schedule as their children.