With the total number of students attending school in Detroit reaching upwards of 122,000 around the city, it is no wonder that elementary and secondary schools in the region are experiencing growth in the field of teaching. New schools are opening as others are consolidating and closing, but the rejuvenation of the city in certain pockets is promising.

Elementary and secondary schools throughout the city of Detroit, including the surrounding areas of Warren and Livonia, are adding more professionals to fill positions that have opened. The educational and health services industry in general has expanded to add 5,000 new jobs in the past year, as indicated from data released by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. At the same time, elementary and secondary schools have grown 4.46 percent from the previous time period in 2012, as current employment statistics demonstrate, leading to 500 new positions opening for educators.

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Elementary and secondary schools encompass many types of educational facilities, including local, state and private learning institutions. Elementary teachers instruct students about basics such as general academics, social interaction and developing skill sets. At the secondary level, instructors teach students a variety of subject matter like English and social studies and may have expertise in a particular subject like science or math.

Elementary and secondary teaching positions have achieved positive growth in the Detroit and metro area as well. As of May 2013, there were 11,700 employed teaching professionals in the Detroit, Warren and Livonia communities.

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Industry long-term projections for the educational services market in Detroit are estimated to achieve a 4.2 percent growth rate by the year 2018. This translates into 153,190 employed within the broad field of education for the Detroit metropolitan area.

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