The U.S. education and training sector employs more than 9.2 million individuals, educates 71 million students and contributes $251 billion to the U.S. GDP. The goal of the education and training pathway is to prepare people to support the learning needs of youth and adult students. Jobs in the sector are found in early childhood services and education, the K-12 system, postsecondary education, and adult workforce training. These high-skilled jobs require individuals dedicated to educating the public and improving life outcomes.
Nationally, the fastest-growing occupations in this area include jobs for preschool educators, which are expected to grow by 18 percent through 2030. In addition, Wisconsin reports statewide teacher shortages in special education, career and technical education, English as a second language, and bilingual education. As a result, educators are in high demand, with two-thirds of school district leaders reporting shortages. Jobs in this sector are expected to grow 6.7 percent annually in Wisconsin through 2028.
(Sources accessed April 29, 2022: U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. (2021, October 20). Occupational outlook handbook: Postsecondary teachers. U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. (2021, October 20). Occupational outlook handbook: School and career counselors and advisors. Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, WisConomy, 2018-2028 Major Group Long-Term Occupational Projections; Masters in Education, “Teaching in Wisconsin”)
Pathways Wisconsin Resources
Education and Training Crosswalk Worksheet (coming soon)
- Wisconsin’s Education and Training Technical Standards (coming soon)