|If you're wondering what field to enter and your job prospects, here is updated information on what fields are in need, what fields are in balance, and what fields have a surplus.
For the ninth consecutive year, no fields are reported in the category of considerable surplus.
The market for elementary teachers stabilized, but the long-term trend of a slight surplus continued, particularly in certain regions of the United States.
The most severe shortage is in all special education fields, as well as mathematics, sciences, bilingual education, plus Spanish, ESL, and computer science.
In the Northeast the above shortages exist along with a considerable shortage of administrators, speech pathologists, and occupational therapists.
Moderate teacher surpluses exist in elementary education, music, physical education and art.
For more detailed information, check out the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Top Executives (Superintendent, Headmaster, etc)
Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Managers and Specialists
Teachers - Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary
Teachers - Special Education
Teachers - Postsecondary
Teachers - Adult Literacy and Remedial and Self-enrichment Education
Education Employment and Wages (Most recent data)