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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Special education teachers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Special education teachers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Special education teachers, by average wage, is Elementary & secondary schools. Special education teachers are paid most in Hempstead Town (Southeast) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in North Little Rock, Sherwood & Jacksonville Cities PUMA, AR.


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Demographic information on Special education teachers in the US. The average age of male Special education teachers in the workforce is 40.8 and of female Special education teachers is 43.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Special education teachers is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Special education teachers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Special education teachers is Education but a relatively high number of Special education teachers hold a major in Construction.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Special education teachers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Special education teachers need many skills, but most especially Learning Strategies, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Special education teachers need more than the average amount of Learning Strategies, Instructing, and Systems Evaluation.

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The closest comparable data for the Detailed Occupation Special education teachers is from the Minor Occupation Group Preschool, Primary, Secondary, and Special Education School Teachers.
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Projections on wages and job growth for Special education teachers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Special education teachers are expected to see a growth of 7.8% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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