These comments apply to the career grouping of Administrators in Education - Elementary and Secondary Education.
Job prospects for this career are rated GOOD because:
Over the past few years, the number of school principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education has slightly decreased. This decrease can be explained primarily by the drop in the number of school-aged children. Given that this trend is expected to continue in the next few years, the number of principals and administrators in elementary and secondary schools should decrease slightly over the next few years.
Despite the negative outlook, there will be many job opportunities. They will arise from the need to replace the relatively large number of administrators who will be retiring and from positions that become available when people in this occupation are promoted to senior manager of education positions.
Employment in this occupation depends primarily on the number of students registered in elementary and secondary schools, and the level and type of government funding for education.
Job Seekers: 15,097
Job Openings: 13,093
Job prospects for this career are rated Limited