"classroom management," "student learning," and "professional development" aren't the only skills we found science teachers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of science teacher responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a science teacher. We found that 38.0% of science teachers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 46.9% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most science teachers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every nine science teachers were not college graduates.
The science teachers who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied education and biology, while a small population of science teachers studied elementary education and general education, specific areas.
Once you're ready to become a science teacher, you should explore the companies that typically hire science teachers. According to science teacher resumes that we searched through, science teachers are hired the most by K12, California Academy of Sciences, and Charter Schools USA. Currently, K12 has 16 science teacher job openings, while there are 5 at California Academy of Sciences and 5 at Charter Schools USA.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, science teachers tend to earn the biggest salaries at North Dakota State University, University of the Sciences, and University of Massachusetts Medical School. Take North Dakota State University for example. The median science teacher salary is $87,786. At University of the Sciences, science teachers earn an average of $87,388, while the average at University of Massachusetts Medical School is $86,116. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
We also looked into companies who hire science teachers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Riverhead Middle School, Baltimore City Public Schools, and American School.