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Top career opportunities

Secondary Education Teaching Professionals

Average salary: £51,563
Experienced salary: £68,164

Teaching and Other Educational Professionals

Average salary: £34,975
Experienced salary: £55,533

Teaching Assistants

Average salary: £21,133
Experienced salary: £26,462

Top jobs in sector

  • Higher Education Teaching Professionals
    What does this career do?

    Higher education teaching professionals deliver lectures and teach students to at least first degree level, undertake research and write journal articles and books in their chosen field of study.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 5 NVQ; Masters

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £55,078 per year. That is about £4,589 per month, or £26 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £37,078 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £88,377 per year.

  • Further Education Teaching Professionals
    What does this career do?

    Further education teaching professionals supervise and teach trade, technical, commercial, adult education, secondary and post-secondary courses to students beyond minimum school leaving age.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 5 NVQ; Masters

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £44,006 per year. That is about £3,667 per month, or £21 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £24,842 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £55,952 per year.

  • Secondary Education Teaching Professionals
    What does this career do?

    Secondary (and middle school deemed secondary) education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction in one or more subjects, including physical education and diversionary activities, within a prescribed curriculum in a secondary or secondary/ middle school.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 5 NVQ; Masters

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £51,563 per year. That is about £4,296 per month, or £25 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £31,448 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £68,164 per year.

  • Primary and Nursery Education Teaching Professionals
    What does this career do?

    Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £49,691 per year. That is about £4,140 per month, or £24 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £30,476 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £63,792 per year.

  • Special Needs Education Teaching Professionals
    What does this career do?

    Special needs education teaching professionals organise and provide instruction at a variety of different levels to children who have emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties or physical disabilities. These professionals may also work with exceptionally gifted pupils.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £48,012 per year. That is about £4,001 per month, or £23 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,047 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £69,061 per year.

  • Teaching and Other Educational Professionals
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of other education and teaching occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 231: Teaching and Educational Professionals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £34,975 per year. That is about £2,914 per month, or £17 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,332 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £55,533 per year.

  • Laboratory Technicians
    What does this career do?

    Laboratory technicians carry out routine laboratory tests and checks, and perform a variety of technical support functions requiring the application of established or prescribed procedures and techniques to assist scientists with their research, development, analysis and testing, and to verify the physical, chemical and other characteristics of materials and products.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,925 per year. That is about £1,743 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,870 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,038 per year.

  • Teaching Assistants
    What does this career do?

    Teaching assistants assist teachers with their day-to-day classroom work and with routine administrative tasks.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,133 per year. That is about £1,761 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,835 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,462 per year.

  • Educational Support Assistants
    What does this career do?

    Educational support assistants work with teachers to provide one-to-one support for children with particular learning needs.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,362 per year. That is about £1,780 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,985 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £25,125 per year.

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