So according to this article from CNN.com, if you’re like me and thinking your life may lead you into a non-prof career, you’re in luck because author Rachel Zupek cites from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that non-profs are in the top 10 fastest growing fields, employing 1.2 million workers in 2006. Not too shabby. Now, further down the article, it delineates the professions, their median income and their percentage of growth…sad to say, teachers are once again in the lowest rungs of the ladder. PEOPLE, the fitness trainers and aerobics instructors are higher up than the people who take care of our next generation of movers and changers in this world! That’s pathetic. Buy an exercise video off of Amazon for $7.99 and show the teachers that they mean much more than $15k a year.
5. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors organize and direct leisure and athletic activities, such as aerobics, arts and crafts, the performing arts, camping and sports.
Median earnings: $21,411
Percent growth: 13.2 percent
10. Childcare workers look after kids in religious institutions, YMCAs and other social and recreation centers, schools and social service agencies. Within the nonprofit sector, there has been strong growth in providing disadvantaged children with social, educational and health services.
Median earnings: $15,988
Percent growth: 12.4 percent