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Career and Technical Education Teachers Job Outlook

Overall employment of career and technical education teachers is projected to experience little or no change from 2010 to 2020.

High school career and technical education teachers are expected to have employment growth of 1 percent, which is little or no change.

Employment of middle school career and technical education teachers is expected to grow by 9 percent, slower than the average for all occupations.

Employment growth will be due to rising school enrollments, which increase demand for these workers. However, growth will likely be limited by an increased focus on traditional academic subjects.

From 2010 to 2020, overall student enrollments in middle and secondary schools—a key factor in the demand for teachers—are expected to rise more slowly than in the past as children of the baby-boom generation leave the school system. Projected enrollments will vary by region. Rapidly growing states in the South and West will likely experience the largest enrollment increases. Enrollments in the Midwest are expected to hold relatively steady, and those in the Northeast are projected to decline.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition