Special Education Teachers, Middle School


Teach middle school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Include 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.


Top Industry of Employment

  1. Elementary And Secondary Schools

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 2,060 33,540.00 25,460.00 37,580.00 28,970 20,790 33,060
Columbia MSA 110 33,040.00 24,600.00 37,260.00 33,680 26,870 37,080
St Louis MSA 710 37,090.00 27,840.00 41,720.00 37,109 27,581 41,873
Central Region* 340 32,261.00 22,811.00 36,986.00 33,394 26,906 36,638
South Central Region* 40 30,742.00 24,532.00 33,847.00 30,629 23,622 34,133
Southwest Region* 120 29,318.00 23,159.00 32,397.00 35,255 26,412 39,677
St. Louis County* 40 35,997.00 30,767.00 38,611.00 34,968 25,303 39,801

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 2,300 2,840 540 23.48 83 Great
Kansas City MSA 550 700 150 27.27 22 Good
St Louis MSA 990 1,230 240 24.24 37 Good
Central Region* 260 320 60 23.08 9 Good
Ozark Region* 160 220 60 37.50 8 Good
South Central Region* 100 120 20 20.00 4 Good
Southeast Region* 70 80 10 14.29 3 Caution
Southwest Region* 120 140 20 16.67 5 Good

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Bachelor's degree in one of the following
Special Education and Teaching, General