If you want to pursue a career as a teacher or perhaps you already are a teacher you may want to know where the best (and worst) place to teach might be, keep reading.

With World Teachers’ Day on Oct. 5 and teaching among the lowest-paid professions that require a Bachelor’s Degree, WalletHub.com recently released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst States for Teachers.

Hoping to shed light and help educators find the best opportunities and teaching environments in the U.S., the report shows the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 22 key metrics, ranging from teachers’ income growth potential to pupil-teacher ratio to teacher safety.

So, if you want to make it a go as a teacher or seek a better teaching gig, you might want to check out the report to see where your state ranks. If it isn’t at the top, it might be time to consider selling your home, and relocating you and/or your family to a city where you can rise like the star you are or could be.

According to the website: “The National Center for Education Statistics, about a fifth of all public-school teachers leave their positions before the end of their first year. Nearly half last fewer than five. Many teachers, especially novices, transfer to other schools or abandon the profession altogether “as the result of feeling overwhelmed, ineffective, and unsupported,” according to ASCD, a nonprofit focused on improving the education community.

In some states, however, teachers are more fairly paid and treated than in others. Those states are less likely to face a revolving door of teacher turnover.

Here is a snapshot of the website’s findings:

Overall Rank
(1 = Best)
StateTotal Score‘Opportunity & Competition’ Rank‘Academic & Work Environment’ Rank
1New York64.5546
2Connecticut63.72212
3Minnesota63.2658
4Illinois62.83221
5North Dakota62.32173
6Pennsylvania61.85711
7Wyoming61.24224
8New Jersey61.23291
9Maryland60.81139
10Ohio60.30918
11Utah59.85622
12Virginia58.541024
13Massachusetts58.00285
14Alaska57.95150
15Missouri57.79831
16Wisconsin57.591919
17Montana56.932320
18Kentucky56.521823
19Texas56.47346
20Iowa56.451426
21Washington55.802712
22Michigan55.621236
23Nebraska55.482425
24Oregon55.341534
25Delaware55.333010
26Idaho55.292028
27Vermont54.543214
28Colorado54.33397
29Rhode Island54.293117
30Georgia54.121638
31California53.141147
32Nevada51.092540
33Alabama50.802639
34Kansas50.664515
35South Dakota50.533527
36Indiana50.243630
37Arkansas49.853435
38New Hampshire49.484616
39Tennessee48.714129
40Maine47.774913
41New Mexico47.603341
42West Virginia47.164232
43District of Columbia46.324437
44Oklahoma46.153845
45South Carolina45.563749
46Mississippi45.104048
47Florida44.214833
48Louisiana44.084344
49North Carolina42.164743
50Arizona37.585051
51Hawaii35.185142

For the full report, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-states-for-teachers/7159/