Future You & Education
May 2021

Future You & Education

By Elizabeth Exline

While the field of education presents its own set of opportunities and challenges, new findings speak to a sense of optimism about the future of all jobs in general.

“Despite everything that people have gone through, almost 80% are feeling optimistic about their careers,” explains John Woods, provost and chief academic officer at University of Phoenix (UOPX).

Woods cites the Career Optimism Index™ as support. The study, which was performed between December 2020 and January 2021 by an independent market research firm, canvassed adults across the country and of every generation.

When it comes to the field of education, that optimism seems well-placed. The COVID-19 pandemic in particular has afforded new opportunities, says thought-leader, writer and speaker Michael B. Horn.

“With so many teachers having left the profession after COVID,” he says. “I expect the job market for students majoring in education will be quite strong.”


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