Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

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What do they do?

Teach one or more subjects to students at the secondary school level.

Also known as:

Algebra Teacher, Art Educator, Art Teacher, Biology Teacher, Business Teacher, Chemistry Teacher, Classroom Teacher, Educator, English Instructor, English Teacher, Foreign Language Teacher, French Teacher, Health and Physical Education Teacher, Health Teacher, High School Coach, High School English Teacher, High School Mathematics Teacher (High School Math Teacher), High School Science Teacher, High School Teacher, History Teacher, Language Arts Teacher, Mathematics Instructor (Math Instructor), Mathematics Teacher (Math Teacher), Music Teacher, Physical Education Instructor (PE Instructor), Physical Education Teacher (PE Teacher), Physics Teacher, Science Teacher, Secondary Teacher, Social Studies Teacher, Spanish Teacher, Teacher, World Language Teacher

Typical Wages

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

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education is projected to grow 3 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:

  • 3%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #40 in job growth rate
  • 1,930

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #13 in net job growth

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (5%)
  • Master's degree (51%)
  • Bachelor's degree (40.2%)
  • Associate's degree (1.5%)
  • Some college, no degree (2.2%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (0%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0%)

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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.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
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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.
  • 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.
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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.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • 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:

  • Set up classroom materials or equipment.
  • Apply multiple teaching methods.
  • Establish rules or policies governing student behavior.
  • Develop instructional objectives.
  • Modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs.
  • Maintain student records.
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