Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary

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What do they do?

Teach vocational courses intended to provide occupational training below the baccalaureate level in subjects such as construction, mechanics/repair, manufacturing, transportation, or cosmetology, primarily to students who have graduated from or left high school. Teaching takes place in public or private schools whose primary business is academic or vocational education.

Also known as:

Adjunct Instructor, Adult Education Instructor, Adult Education Teacher, Architectural Drafting Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Automotive Instructor, Automotive Technology Instructor, Aviation Maintenance Instructor, Barbering Instructor, Building Trades Instructor, Business Education Instructor, CADD Instructor (Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Instructor), Carpentry Instructor, Clinical Instructor, Commercial Art Instructor, Computer Repair Instructor, Cosmetology Instructor, Drafting Instructor, Electrical Technology Instructor, Electronics Technology Instructor, Faculty Member, Flight Instructor, Gemology Instructor, HVAC Instructor (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Instructor), HVAC-R Instructor (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, And Refrigeration Instructor), Industrial Electrical Technology Instructor, Industrial Maintenance Instructor, Instructor, Machine Tool Technician Instructor, Masonry Instructor, Massage Therapy Instructor, Mechanical Maintenance Instructor, Office Technology Instructor, Pipefitting Instructor, Professor, Residential Construction Instructor, Skin Care Instructor, Teacher, Technical Instructor, Technology Instructor, Upholstery Instructor, Vocational Horticulture Instructor, Vocational Instructor, Vocational Trainer, Welding Instructor

Typical Wages

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • -1.7%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #34 in job growth rate
  • 190

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #16 in net job growth
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Typical College Majors

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (47.4%)
  • Master's degree (32.1%)
  • Bachelor's degree (14.6%)
  • Associate's degree (1.8%)
  • Some college, no degree (2%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (1.4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0.6%)

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People in this career often have these skills:

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Administrative - Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Monitor student performance.
  • Evaluate student work.
  • Apply multiple teaching methods.
  • Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
  • Tutor students who need extra assistance.
  • Maintain student records.
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O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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