Interested in an education career? Boston teaching jobs are on the rise.
According to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy area employed 464,800 people in the education and health services industry in June 2008, an increase of 2.4 percent over the previous year. In 2002, Forbes Magazine ranked the Boston Public Schools system the best large city school system in the country, with an 82 percent graduation rate.
According to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, the health and educational services industry is projected to be among the two fastest growing industries in Boston through 2014, increasing by 16.2 percent and adding 94,450 jobs. Colleges and universities are expected to add 11,900 jobs, and postsecondary teachers should add 8,550 jobs. Those employed in educational services make an average annual wage of $54,590.