HUMAN AND PUBLIC SERVICES

Education and Training; Government and Public Administration

DO YOU LOVE KIDS? DO YOU LIKE SERVING YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY?

Consider a career in Education and Training or Government and Public Administration.

What is it?

Education and training is the teaching of people, usually younger ages from pre-school through high school or college. Education workers most frequently work in traditional schools, but can also be found in sports activities, libraries, churches and after-school activities. Government and public administration officials work at the federal, state, or local levels, and provide critical everyday services that keep our roads well-maintained, businesses safe, and environment clean.

What will I do?

Teachers educate children, guiding them through their early years, serving as mentors, and training them on both traditional skills like writing,
math, and science, as well as personal skills like respecting others, time management, and personal responsibility. As a government official, you might be a building inspector, making sure that residential and commercial properties are safe, structurally up to code, and accessible for those with disabilities.

Leads to these jobs:

  • Health Inspector
  • High School Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Pre-School Teacher
  • Transportation Official
  • Urban Planner
  • Village Clerk / Manager

Is this for me?

  • Willing to serve others
  • Empathetic
  • Strong communication
  • Detailed-oriente
  • Good people skil
  • Team-player

Employer Spotlight: VALLEY VIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT 365U

Valley View School District 365U enjoys a diverse community, providing many settings for learning, sharing, and celebrating. The Board of Education works in partnership with the community to provide engaged learning opportunities and a safe environment that result in continuous learning for all students.

The district serves the educational needs of approximately 16,000 students in 22 facilities, and is one of Will County’s largest employers, with more than 2,400 full-time employees.

In-Demand Occupations in Illinois

Preschool Teacher

  • Education Level: Associate Degree
  • Median Salary: $28,381
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 10%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 22,260

Municipal & License Clerk

  • Education Level: Associate Degree
  • Median Salary: $38,693
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 4%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 5,090

Elementary School Teacher

  • Education Level: Bachelor’s
  • Median Salary: $58,818
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 4%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 43,190

Secondary Teacher

  • Education Level: Bachelor’s
  • Median Salary: $63,682
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 4%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 31,070

Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

  • Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Median Salary: $75,291
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 5%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 1,230

Urban and Regional Planner

  • Education Level: Master’s Degree
  • Median Salary: $75,019
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 10%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 680

Source – Illinois Department of Employment Security, 2019

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES @ JJC

JJC offers Level 2-4 Illinois Early Childhood (EC) credentials to further validate specialized early childhood knowledge, skills and experience. JJC’s Human Services program teaches students the tools needed to hold positions in group homes, halfway houses, youth service agencies and programs dealing with alcoholism, drug addiction and behavioral disorders.

Learn more at www.jjc.edu/academics

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURSUING EDUCATION & TRAINING; GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

talk to your school counselor or teachers about what next steps to take.

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