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Mathematics Teachers

Mathematics Teacher—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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Mathematics teachers generally work with middle-, high-school, or postsecondary students. They lecture, direct discussions, and test students' knowledge with exams, essays, and homework assignments. Teachers also develop teaching outlines and lesson plans, facilitate activities, keep class attendance records, and evaluate student progress. There are approximately 961,600 secondary school teachers and 627,500 middle school teachers employed in the United States, as well as 53,850 postsecondary mathematics teachers.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Principal or College Professor

Mathematics Teacher

Student Teacher

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