There are plenty of opportunities to consider when it comes to Tampa teaching jobs
Throughout most of the nation, the education industry has remained stable, despite the economic recession
. Educators in Tampa can expect to be paid well, with public teachers earning an average salary of $41,362 to $54,941 per year, according to Salary.com
The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area's education and health services industry employed 175,100 workers during November 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
. This is up from 173,800 workers during October and a 2.3 percent increase from November 2008.
The area's public primary and secondary education system is operated by the School District of Hillsborough County
, which has an enrollment of about 189,469 students, making it the eighth-largest school district in the nation.
The district is responsible for running a total of 206 schools, including 133 elementary schools, 42 middle schools, 25 high schools, two kindergarten through eighth grade schools and four career centers.Newsweek
has included 12 of the district's high schools among its list of America's Best High Schools. The district also is home to 73 additional charter and alternative schools.
When it comes to higher education, the University of South Florida
is one of the most prominent in the area. The school is currently ranked ninth in the country in terms of enrollment with 44,891 students.
The University of Tampa
is another well-known higher-education institution. The private university, which has an enrollment of more than 5,500 students, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Other popular colleges and universities in the Tampa area include:Argosy UniversityEverest UniversityHillsborough Community CollegeSouthwest Florida CollegeStetson University College of LawStrayer UniversityThe Art Institute of TampaSouth UniversityInternational Academy of Design & TechnologyRemington College-Tampa