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Employment: Teachers - Postsecondary




Postsecondary teachers held nearly 1.6 million jobs in 2004. Most were employed in public and private 4-year colleges and universities and in 2-year community colleges. Other postsecondary teachers are employed by schools and institutes that specialize in training people in a specific field, such as technology centers or culinary schools, or work for businesses that provide professional development courses to employees of companies. Some career and technical education teachers work for State and local governments and job training facilities. The following tabulation shows postsecondary teaching jobs in specialties having 20,000 or more jobs in 2004:

Health specialties teachers 150,000
Graduate teaching assistants 143,000
Vocational education teachers 127,000
Business teachers 85,000
Art, drama, and music teachers 78,000
Biological science teachers 76,000
English language and literature teachers 69,000
Education teachers 60,000
Mathematical science teachers 53,000
Computer science teachers 45,000
Engineering teachers 42,000
Nursing instructors and teachers 41,000
Psychology teachers 37,000
Foreign language and literature teachers 27,000
Communications teachers 26,000
History teachers 24,000
Chemistry teachers 23,000
Philosophy and religion teachers 23,000