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Occupational Outlook

The current demand for business teachers is excellent. The salary range for entry-level nine-month teaching positions is $25,700 - $39,300, depending on the location. The salaries in urban areas will usually be higher than in rural areas. A degree in Business Education prepares the graduate to meet the state certification requirements for teaching business subjects such as Accounting, Basic Business/Economics, Keyboarding, Computer Applications, Information Processing, and Business Law at the secondary level.

Nationally, The United State Department of Labor reports that the employment of secondary school teachers is expected to increase faster than average for all occupations through the year 2008. School enrollments are projected to increase for 14- to 17-year-old students. In fact, job openings for all teachers are expected to increase as the large number of teachers now in their forties and fifties reach retirement age.

Furthermore, the need for specialty area teachers, including business, is expected to grow at a fairly rapid rate. For example, in Minnesota, licensed business teachers rank among the top demanded and teacher shortage disciplines.

Additionally, in the private sector, employers are becoming increasingly concerned about productivity and quality of work. Corporations are devoting greater resources to job-specific training programs to address the growing job complexity, an aging work force, and technological advances that leave employees with obsolete skills. It is projected, therefore, that the need for training specialists will grow significantly.

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