Education

Educaton program icon Programs and majors in Education can lead to careers in public education, private education, preschool, childcare and special education.

Do any of these things interest you?

  • Teaching children reading, writing, math and other subjects.
  • Helping mold the next generation of leaders.
  • Creating and executing a variety of lesson plans.
  • Working with special education children on individualized education plans.
  • Assisting teachers with projects and classroom lessons.
  • Decorating classrooms to create a warm, welcoming environment.

If so, take a look at careers in Education below.

Careers in Education
 

Preschool Teacher

Similar Job Titles:
Early Childhood Teacher, Group Teacher, Head Start Teacher, Lead Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher (Pre-K Teacher), Preschool Teacher, Teacher, Teacher Assistant, Toddler Teacher

Description
Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification.

Preschool Teachers typically: Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order.  Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and field trips.  Teach basic skills, such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.  Observe and evaluate children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.  Read books to entire classes or to small groups.

Hourly

$13.94

Regional

Salary

$28,990

Regional

 

Current Employment

1,680

Regional

 

Job Growth

8%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 1,680 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 8%.

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Learn more about a career as a Preschool Teacher 

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Teacher Assistant

Similar Job Titles
Educational Assistant, Instructional Assistant, Paraeducator, Paraprofessional, Special Education Aide, Special Education Paraprofessional, Special Education Teacher Assistant, Teacher Aide, Teacher Assistant, Teaching Assistant

Description
Perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.

Teacher Assistants typically:  Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.  Teach social skills to students.  Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips.  Provide extra assistance to students with special needs.  Observe students' performance, and record relevant data to assess progress.

Hourly

$13.13

Regional

Salary

$26,260

Regional

Current Employment

5,140

Regional

Job Growth

14%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 5,140 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 14%.

Visit the Education Program webpage 

Learn more about a career as a Teacher Assistant

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Childcare Worker

Similar Job Titles
Assistant Teacher, Caregiver, Child Care Worker, Child Caregiver, Childcare Provider, Childcare Worker, Daycare Teacher, Daycare Worker, Infant Teacher, Toddler Teacher

Description
Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.

Childcare Workers typically: Maintain a safe play environment.  Observe and monitor children's play activities.  Communicate with children's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues.  Support children's emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts.  Care for children in institutional setting, such as group homes, nursery schools, private businesses, or schools for the handicapped.

Hourly

$10.72

Regional

Salary

$22,290

Regional

Current Employment

5,080

Regional

Job Growth

6%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 5,080 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 6%.

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Learn more about a career as a Childcare Worker 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Middle School Teacher

Similar Job Titles
English Teacher, Language Arts Teacher, Mathematics Teacher (Math Teacher), Middle School Teacher, Music Teacher, Physical Education Teacher (PE Teacher), Reading Teacher, Science Teacher, Social Studies Teacher, Teacher

Description
Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.

Middle School Teachers typically: Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.  Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.  Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate these objectives to students.  Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.  Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.

Hourly

$28.86

Regional

Salary

$57,720

Regional

Current Employment

3,810

Regional

Job Growth

14%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 3,810 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 14%.

Visit the Education Program webpage 

Learn more about a career as a Middle School Teacher 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Elementary School Teacher

Similar Job Titles
Art Teacher, Classroom Teacher, Educator, Elementary Education Teacher, Elementary School Teacher, Elementary Teacher, Fifth Grade Teacher, First Grade Teacher, Second Grade Teacher, Teacher

Description
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

Elementary School Teachers typically: Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.  Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.  Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.  Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.  Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.

Hourly

$28.86

Regional

Salary

$57,160

Regional

Current Employment

8,950

Regional

Job Growth

14%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 8,950 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 14%.

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Learn more about a career as an Elementary School Teacher 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Special Education Teacher

Similar Job Titles
Exceptional Children Teacher (EC Teacher), Exceptional Student Education Teacher (ESE Teacher), Inclusion Teacher, Intervention Specialist, Learning Support Teacher, Middle School Special Education Teacher, Self-Contained Special Education Teacher, Special Education Resource Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Teacher

Description
Teach middle school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.

Special Education Teachers typically: Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.  Modify the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and instructional technology.  Develop or write Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students.  Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.  Develop and implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of handicapping conditions.

Hourly

$27.05

Regional

Salary

$59,510

Regional

Current Employment

310

Regional

Job Growth

14%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 310 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 14%.

Visit the Education Program webpage 

Learn more about a career as a Special Education Teacher 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.


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Degrees & Certificates in This Area of Study

 

Early Childhood Education (Associate of Arts)

Early Childhood Education: Director (Associate of Applied Science)

Early Childhood Education: Early Care & Education (Associate of Applied Science)

Early Childhood Education: Infant/Toddler Education (Certificate of Achievement)

Early Childhood Education: Preschool Education (Certificate of Achievement)

Elementary Education (Associate of Arts)

Secondary Education: Humanities & Fine Arts (Associate of Arts)

Secondary Education: Life & Physical Science (Associate of Arts)

Secondary Education: Social Science or Other Fields (Associate of Arts)

Special Education (Associate of Arts)

NOTE: Associate of Arts, Business, and Science degrees are intended for transfer to another NSHE institution. Associate of Applied Science degrees are for a specific occupation, intended to respond to the needs of the workforce and may transfer to a NSHE institution offering a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.