Park Forest has a general population of 23,462 and an overall student population of 5,674. Approximately 5,674 of Park Forest's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Park Forest's largest teaching school is Governors State University. In 2010, approximately 75 students graduated from the Teaching program at Governors State University.
A total of 123 students graduated with credentials in teaching from teaching schools in Park Forest in 2010.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Park Forest, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 84,620 teachers in Illinois. Of these teachers, 50,600 were working in the greater Park Forest area. Park Forest's teacher workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Park Forest is $61,070 per year, which is higher than the average for teachers state-wide.