Special Education

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Adult Education Teacher
  • Art Therapist*
  • Assistive Technology Specialist
  • Audiologist*
  • Behavior Aide
  • Behavioral Analyst
  • Career Transition Teacher
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Deaf Students Teacher
  • Education Professor*
  • Educational Psychologist*
  • Inclusion Specialist
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Interpreter for the Hearing Impaired
  • Intervention Specialist
  • Mental Health Counselor*
  • Music Therapist*
  • Occupational Therapist*
  • School Counselor*
  • Skills Trainer
  • Special Ed Administrator*
  • Special Ed Evaluator*
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Speech Pathologist*
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor*

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Adult Education Programs
  • Community Centers
  • Day Care Centers
  • Hospitals/Clinics
  • In-Home Therapy Programs
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Public/Private Schools
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • State/Federal Government
  • Youth Services

Minnesota Employers

  • Americorps
  • Bridges Program
  • Camp Courage
  • Central MN Neurosciences
  • Clara’s House
  • Head Start
  • K-12 Schools
  • Learning RX
  • MN Autism Center
  • MN Math Corps
  • MN State Institutions
  • Northland Learning Center
  • Reach Up
  • Tri County Community Action
  • US Government

Salary and Outlook

Starting salary:
$39,000-$49,000

*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills
  • Creativity
  • Critical-thinking skills
  • Flexibility
  • Instructional skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Patience
  • People skills
  • Resourcefulness
  • Sensitivity
  • Stress management
  • Teamwork skills