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Table SH118. Standard errors for table H118. Average age of grade 9 through 12 public school teachers and percentage distribution of teachers' age, by school type and main teaching assignment: 2008
      Percentage distribution of age  
School type and main teaching assignment Average age   Younger than 30   30–49   50–54   55 or older  
                     
Total 0.1   0.40   0.62   0.32   0.48  
                     
School type                    
Regular 0.2   0.40   0.62   0.33   0.55  
Career or technical 0.7   1.95   3.32   2.80   2.57  
Other 0.7   2.07   2.59   1.62   2.36  
                     
Main teaching assignment                    
Career and technical education (CTE), total 0.3   0.80   1.66   0.97   1.25  
Nonoccupational CTE 0.5   1.15   2.22   1.46   2.03  
Occupational education 0.4   1.11   2.03   1.39   1.51  
Agriculture and natural resources 1.4   4.25   4.39   3.77   4.28  
Business 0.8   2.06   3.84   2.75   3.35  
Communications and design 1.5   5.51   6.60   5.41   4.87  
Computer and information sciences 1.5     6.35   4.67   5.12  
Construction, architecture, and engineering technologies 1.1   2.74   4.55   3.44   4.41  
Consumer, culinary, and public services 1.3     8.04   7.10   6.07  
Health sciences 2.0     7.09   5.05   7.62  
Manufacturing 1.7   3.63   8.32   6.47   7.39  
Marketing 1.9   3.99   8.52   5.29   7.59  
Repair and transportation 1.2     5.29   4.40   6.20  
Academic education 0.2   0.51   0.83   0.44   0.59  
Other 0.3   0.83   1.34   0.83   1.03  
† Not applicable.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), “Public School Teacher Questionnaire,” 2007–08.

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