Consider a Career in Education

public schools weekOhio’s public school educators change lives every day. Whether working as teachers or in the support roles that make our schools run smoothly and allow our children to thrive, educators of all races, backgrounds, and genders enjoy rewarding careers serving Ohio’s 1.6 million public school students. Ohio’s students need you. Learn more about the education profession and what it takes to get started.



Resources from the Ohio Department of Education
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Careers in Higher Education

OEA partners with the Ohio Department of Education to help Celebrate, Elevate, Recruit, and Diversify Ohio’s education workforce. Learn more here


OEA Aspiring Education Division

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Education Support Professionals: Making a Difference

More than a half million Education Support Professional members take care of our children every day and make sure they have the tools they need to succeed in our schools and classrooms.

ESP career fields:

  • Clerical services  
  • Custodial and maintenance services  
  • Food services  
  • Health and student services  
  • Paraeducators  
  • Security services  
  • Skilled trades  
  • Technical services 
  • Transportation services

Learn more about ESP opportunities: Education Support Professionals | NEA


Throughout our more than 175-year history, OEA members have been involved in every struggle and effort to advance the finest of America’s dreams: a quality public education for every child. OEA currently represents approximately 120,000 teachers, faculty members, and support professionals who work in Ohio’s schools, colleges, and universities to improve public education and the lives of Ohio’s children.

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