About This Cluster

Jobs in the education career cluster involve planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services. The regular responsibilities of someone in the education sector would include a classroom environment. Often working with students, parents, families and community members. Using computer software programs such as: word, excel, presentation software, other educational software, like an electronic gradebook for example. School administrators also have responsibilities for short and long term planning and the management of money/finances and human and other resources.

Skills and Interests

  1. There are a variety of different helpful skills when it comes to education:
    • Multi-tasking
    • Technology/Computer Savvy
    • Organized
    • Outgoing
  2. On-top of those skills previously also:
    • Communication skills – reading, writing, listening, speaking
    • Computer Skills – research, word processing, presentation, other software

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BOCES Programs:

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The National Bureau of Labor statistics reports that the mean hourly wage for teachers in the educational industry is $27.28 per hour and $56,750 annually in New York State. Wages differ for each area in education; in general administrators and school psychologists are more technical or require more skill(therefore require more training) have higher wages.

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