What do they do?

Teach or instruct individuals or groups for the primary purpose of self-enrichment or recreation, rather than for an occupational objective, educational attainment, competition, or fitness.

Also known as:

Art Instructor, Art Teacher, Ballet Teacher, Ceramics Instructor, Choir Teacher, Dance Instructor, Dance Teacher, Driver Education Instructor, Driver's Education Instructor, Driving Instructor, Educator, Flight Instructor, Flute Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Gymnastics Instructor, Instructor, Instrumental Music Teacher, Language Instructor, Martial Arts Instructor, Music Instructor, Music Teacher, Piano Instructor, Piano Teacher, Sailing Instructor, Scuba Diving Instructor, Scuba Instructor, Swimming Instructor, Teacher

Typical Wages

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Self-Enrichment Education Teachers is projected to grow 30 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment in CA

No Data Available
  • 30.9%


    Ranks #14 in job growth rate

    Job Openings

    Ranks #2 in net job growth

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Education Level

Percent of workers in this field with these degrees:

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree  (5%)
  • Master's degree  (21%)
  • Bachelor's degree  (36%)
  • Associate's degree  (8%)
  • Some college, no degree  (17%)
  • High school diploma equivalent  (11%)
  • Less than high school diploma  (2%)

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • 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.

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.

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.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Apply multiple teaching methods.
  • Modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs.
  • Encourage students.
  • Assess educational needs of students.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Monitor student performance.
  • Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
  • Prepare tests.
  • Evaluate student work.
  • Develop instructional objectives.
  • Assign class work to students.
  • Document lesson plans.
  • Teach life skills.
  • Teach others to use technology or equipment.
  • Collaborate with other teaching professionals to develop educational programs.
  • Set up classroom materials or equipment.
  • Discuss student progress with parents or guardians.
  • Enforce rules or policies governing student behavior.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.
  • Discuss problems or issues with supervisors.
  • Schedule instructional activities.
  • Develop strategies or programs for students with special needs.
  • Plan educational activities.
  • Evaluate performance of educational staff.
  • Create technology-based learning materials.
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
  • Plan experiential learning activities.
  • Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
  • Select educational materials or equipment.
  • Distribute instructional or library materials.
  • Order instructional or library materials or equipment.
  • Promote educational institutions or programs.
  • Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 28.1 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

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

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