Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

What do they do?

Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.

Also known as:

Algebra Teacher, American History Teacher, Art Teacher, Choir Director, Classroom Teacher, Computer Teacher, Educator, English and Language Arts Teacher, English Teacher, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher (FACS Teacher), Health and Physical Education Teacher, Health Teacher, History Teacher, Humanities Teacher, Instrumental Music Teacher, Language Arts Teacher, Life Science Teacher, Mathematics Teacher (Math Teacher), Middle School Mathematics Teacher (Middle School Math Teacher), Middle School Science Teacher, Middle School Teacher, Music Teacher, Physical Education Teacher (PE Teacher), Public School Teacher, Reading Teacher, Science Teacher, Sixth Grade Teacher, Social Studies Teacher, Spanish Teacher, Teacher, Vocal Music Instructor

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education in United States

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 11.7%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #11 in job growth rate
  • 1,350

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #13 in net job growth

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (4.1%)
  • Master's degree (47.2%)
  • Bachelor's degree (43.8%)
  • Associate's degree (2.1%)
  • Some college, no degree (2.8%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (0%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • 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.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • 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.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Encourage students.
  • Modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs.
  • Develop instructional objectives.
  • Establish rules or policies governing student behavior.
  • Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
  • Prepare tests.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.1 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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