The Facts

The Facts

QUALITY OF LIFE

Teachers in the United States rate their lives better than all other occupation groups, trailing only physicians.

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SALARY

The average mid-career salary range for physics teachers in Illinois $67,000 with a Bachelors degree. With a Master's degree, the average annual salary for a physics teacher is $74,000

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JOB DEMAND AND WORK AVAILABILITY

Physics teachers are part of the top 5 educators needed in the United States. In addition to this profession being high demand, as a science or math teacher you can get a job almost in the the country or abroad.

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RETIREMENT

Teachers are eligible to retire under the age of 60 with a pension after serving a predetermined number of years in the profession. The combination of years served and age varies depending on the state.

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Additional Benefits

  • You have the opportunity to teach early, such as assisting in labs or participating in Outreach: a variety of events where Lewis University aims to bring science to high-need students and underrepresented communities

  • Engage in and give back to your local community by educating helping the next generation become well-rounded people, who will in turn have a positive impact on their peers and society

  • Become part of the growing alumni network at Lewis University