Employment of the self-enrichment teachers is expected to grow by 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth is expected as more people want to learn new hobbies and gain marketable skills.
From 2010 to 2020, adults and children are expected to continue seeking new hobbies and pastimes and will take classes to learn these skills. Self-enrichment teachers will be needed to teach these classes.
In addition, more people will seek to gain skills to make themselves more attractive to prospective employers. Some self-enrichment teachers offer instruction in foreign languages, computer programming, public speaking, and many other subjects that help workers gain marketable skills. People are increasingly taking courses to improve their job skills, which will create more demand for self-enrichment teachers.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition