Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School

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What do they do?

Teach occupational, career and technical, or vocational subjects at the secondary school level in public or private schools.

Also known as:

Agricultural Education Instructor, Agricultural Education Teacher, Agriculture Teacher, Agriscience Instructor, Allied Health Teacher, Auto Mechanics Instructor (Automotive Mechanics Instructor), Automotive Instructor, Automotive Teacher, Automotive Technology Instructor, Building Trades Teacher, Business and Computer Technology Instructor, Business and Marketing Teacher, Business Education Teacher, Business Teacher, Business Technology Teacher, Career Technology Teacher, Carpentry Instructor, Carpentry Teacher, Computer Science Teacher, Computer Teacher, Construction Technology Instructor, Cosmetology Instructor, Cosmetology Teacher, Culinary Arts Instructor, Drafting Instructor, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher (FACS Teacher), Health Science Instructor, Health Science Technology Education Teacher (HSTE Teacher), Industrial Technology Teacher, Instructor, Marketing Education Teacher, Masonry Teacher, Teacher, Technology Education Teacher, Vocational Auto Body Instructor (Vocational Automotive Body Instructor), Vocational Childcare Teacher, Vocational Education Teacher, Vocational Teacher, Welding Instructor

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School is projected to grow 2 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 2.6%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #8 in job growth rate
  • 220

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #9 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (4.5%)
  • Master's degree (49.3%)
  • Bachelor's degree (42.2%)
  • Associate's degree (1.4%)
  • Some college, no degree (2.5%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (0%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • 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.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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Knowledge

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.
  • 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.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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Abilities

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.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • 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 there is a problem.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Apply multiple teaching methods.
  • Establish rules or policies governing student behavior.
  • Monitor student performance.
  • Monitor student behavior, social development, or health.
  • Evaluate student work.
  • Develop instructional objectives.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 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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