U.S. News & World Report explains the role of the elementary school teacher: “Elementary school teachers build a special bond with their students as they watch them grow and learn throughout the year. With little kids constantly on the go, jumping, playing, and laughing, this line of work requires boundless energy.
"These educators are knowledgeable about a variety of subjects, as many design lesson plans across subjects to teach their students the basics of reading, writing, and mathematics.
"They also frequently work one on one with students to assess their abilities and challenge them to overcome any weaknesses. Many elementary school teachers take a playful approach, using props, games, and songs to actively engage their students. It's their job to not only create an academic and fun environment for the kids, but to also interact with the parents to communicate the students' progress.
"The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 7.4 percent employment growth for elementary school teachers between 2020 and 2030. In that period, an estimated 101,700 jobs should open up."