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Education Occupational Pathway

Education Pathway

Careers in education involve planning, managing and providing education services, and related learning support service, and other tasks associated with schools, libraries, and museums. It involves attending to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. This youth apprenticeship occupational area focuses on two pathways within Education.

Early Childhood Education

School Age Education


  • Administrator
  • Archivist, Curator, Museum Worker
  • Assessment Specialist
  • Career and Technical Education Teacher
  • Child Care Worker
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Coach
  • College/University Faculty
  • Counselor
  • Curriculum Developer
  • High School Teacher
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Kindergarten and Elementary School Teacher
  • Librarian and Library Media Specialist
  • Library Technician and Assistant
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Postsecondary Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Principal
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Teacher Assistant

Average Wages

Below are some examples of career wages in each pathway. Visit the Occupational Employer Statistics page to find average wages for a specific occupation not listed.

Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School: $64,300
Career/Technical Education, Secondary Schools: $63,820
Childcare Workers: $27,050
Education Administrators, All Other: $84,890
Education and Early Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare: $47,770
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education: $55,320
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education: $59,610
Postsecondary Teachers, All Others: $74,050
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education: $62,500
Special Education Teachers, Middle School: $56,710
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School: $60,080

Getting Started

Get started by talking to a school counselor, Youth Apprenticeship Local Coordinator, or Regional Coordinator about how to apply and obtain career materials (plans of study). Contact DWD Youth Apprenticeship Staff for general or statewide program information.

Education Pathway