Career Outlook for Preschool Teachers (not including Special Education)

Also known as:  Early Childhood Teacher, Head Start Teacher, Nursery School Teacher, Nursery Teacher, Pre-K Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, Preschool Teacher
The overall job outlook for Preschool Teacher careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 4.11 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 0.68 percent per year. Demand for Preschool Teachers is expected to go up, with an expected 174,520 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 5.91 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Preschool Teachers (not including Special Education) in the following states
California 45,990
New York 30,030
Texas 25,130
Florida 18,430
Ohio 16,920
Illinois 16,390
North Carolina 16,050
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Preschool Teachers (not including Special Education)
Guam 170
North Dakota 250
Virgin Islands 300
Wyoming 610
Alaska 620
South Dakota 800
Montana 840