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Connecticut Education Jobs Increasing

Posted on August 28, 2008

Teaching professionals should be pleased to know Connecticut education jobs are increasing.

In June 2008, Connecticut‘s education and health services industry employed 291,600 people, according to the Connecticut Department of Labor, a 2.2 percent increase from last year. The educational services industry employed 152,290 people in 2004, and that number is expected to reach 165,260 by 2014, an increase of 12,970 jobs, or 8.5 percent.

Nationally, the educational services industry employed 3,086,100 people in July 2008, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, up from 2,962,700 last year. In June 2008, the industry saw 56,000 job openings and 96,000 hires. The industry saw an unemployment rate of 6.4 percent in July 2008.

Connecticut hosts many boarding schools, including Miss Porter’s School, Choate Rosemary Hall, Kent School, Hotchkiss, Westminster School, Pomfret School, Avon Old Farms, Loomis Chaffee, Salisbury School and The Taft School. These boarding schools usually appeal to students worldwide.

The state also has many private day schools, including Holy Cross High School located in Waterbury, Kingswood-Oxford School located in West Hartford, the Hopkins School located in New Haven, St. Lukes School located in New Canaan, the Norwich Free Academy located in Norwich and the Williams School located in New London.

Connecticut is the home of Yale University, which maintains a consistent ranking as one of the world’s most renowned universities, and has one of the most selective undergraduate programs of any university in the country. Yale had an 8.6 percent acceptance rate in 2006. Yale also is one of the largest employers in the state, and its research activity has recently created many biotechnology companies.

The state also is home to Sacred Heart University, Quinnipiac University, Trinity College, Connecticut College and Wesleyan University. The University of Connecticut has been the highest ranked public university in New England for eight years, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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