Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
SOC: 25-1194.00

Description:

Teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects at the postsecondary level (but at less than the baccalaureate) to students who have graduated or left high school. Includes correspondence school, industrial, and commercial instructors; and adult education teachers and instructors who prepare persons to operate industrial machinery and equipment and transportation and communications equipment. Teaching may take place in public or private schools whose primary business is education or in a school associated with an organization whose primary business is other than education.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
138,500 employed

Projected (2024):
147,600 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Accounting Instructor
  • Accounting Teacher
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Adult Education Instructor
  • Aesthetics Instructor
  • Air Traffic Instructor
  • Aircraft Maintenance Instructor
  • Aircraft Structural Technology Instructor
  • Apparel Machinery Instructor
  • Apparel Manufacture Instructor
  • Architectural Drafting Instructor
  • Assistant Professor of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Auto Body Repair Teacher
  • Auto Mechanics Teacher
  • Automated Manufacturing Instructor
  • Automotive Collision Repair Instructor
  • Automotive Instructor
  • Automotive Service Management Teacher
  • Automotive Technology Instructor
  • Aviation Maintenance (Airframe and Powerplant) Instructor
  • Aviation Maintenance Instructor
  • Barbering Instructor
  • Barbering Teacher
  • Beauty Culture Teacher
  • Beauty School Instructor
  • Bookkeeping Teacher
  • Building Trades Instructor
  • Bus, Trolley, and Taxi Instructor
  • Business and Office Technology Instructor
  • Business Computer Applications Instructor
  • Business Education Instructor
  • Business Education Teacher
  • Business Instructor
  • Business Machines Teacher
  • CADD Instructor (Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Instructor)
  • Career Technology Teacher
  • Carpentry Instructor
  • Certified Nursing Assistant Instructor (CNA Instructor)
  • Chef Instructor
  • Clinic Coordinator
  • Clinical Instructor
  • Clinical Laboratory Aides Teacher
  • Commercial Art Instructor
  • Commercial Baking Teacher
  • Commercial Food Instructor
  • Commercial Sewing Instructor
  • Computer Instructor
  • Computer Repair Instructor
  • Computer Systems Technology Instructor (CST Instructor)
  • Computer Technology Instructor
  • Continuing Education Instructor
  • Cooperative Education Coordinator
  • Corrective Therapy Aide Teacher
  • Correspondence School Instructor
  • Cosmetology Instructor
  • Cosmetology Professor
  • Cosmetology Teacher
  • Costume Design Teacher
  • Cpr Instructor
  • Criminal Justice Instructor
  • Culinary Arts Instructor
  • Customer Service Representative Instructor
  • Customer Service Representative Teacher
  • Decorating Instructor
  • Dental Assisting Instructor
  • Design/Animation Instructor
  • Dietary Aide Teacher
  • Drafting Instructor
  • Drafting Teacher
  • Driver Retraining Instructor
  • Driver Trainer
  • Driving Instructor
  • Dry Cleaning Teacher
  • Electrical Technology Instructor
  • Electronics Teacher
  • Electronics Technology Instructor
  • Esthetics Instructor
  • Faculty Member
  • Flight Instructor
  • Floral Design Teacher
  • Footwear Machinery Instructor
  • Gericare Aide Teacher
  • Graphic Art and Imaging Technology Instructor
  • Graphic Design Teacher
  • Green Jobs Trainer
  • Green Material Construction Trade Instructor
  • Ground School Instructor
  • Ground Services Instructor
  • Health Occupations Instructor
  • Health Science Instructor
  • Home Care and Home Health Aides Teacher
  • Hospital Aides and Assistants Teacher
  • House Painting Instructor
  • HVAC/R Instructor (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Instructor)
  • In Service Education Teacher
  • Industrial Arts Teacher
  • Industrial Electrical Technology Instructor
  • Industrial Maintenance Instructor
  • Industrial Training Specialist
  • Inhalation Therapy Aides Teacher
  • Instructor
  • Insurance Instructor
  • Job Trainer
  • Key Punch Teacher
  • Licensed Practical Nurse Instructor (LPN Instructor)
  • Link Trainer Teacher
  • Machine Shop Instructor
  • Machine Shorthand Teacher
  • Machine Tool Technician Instructor
  • Maintenance Instructor
  • Manual Arts Teacher
  • Manual Training Teacher
  • Manufacturing Teacher
  • Manufacturing Technology Professor
  • Marksmanship Instructor
  • Masonry Instructor
  • Massage Therapy Instructor
  • Meat Cutting Teacher
  • Mechanical Maintenance Instructor
  • Medical Aides Teacher
  • Medical Assistant Instructor
  • Medical Instructor
  • Medical Laboratory Technology Instructor
  • Medical Office Technology Instructor
  • Mental Health Aides Teacher
  • Metal Crafts Teacher
  • Military Science Teacher
  • Millinery Teacher
  • Modeling Teacher
  • Motor Teacher
  • Nail Technician Teacher
  • Navigation Teacher
  • Nurse's Aides Teacher
  • Nursing Assistants Teacher
  • Nursing Instructor
  • Nursing Professor
  • Nursing Teacher
  • Nutrition Aides Teacher
  • Occupational Therapy Aides Teacher
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Instructor (OTA Instructor)
  • Office Administration Instructor
  • Office Machines Teacher
  • Office Systems Technology Instructor
  • Office Technology Instructor
  • Paralegal Instructor
  • Pathology Laboratory Aides Teacher
  • Pharmacy Technician Instructor
  • Pharmacy Technology Instructor
  • Physical Therapy Aides Teacher
  • Police Academy Instructor
  • Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Teacher
  • Practical Nursing Instructor
  • Prison Teacher
  • Private Branch Exchange Service Advisor
  • Professor
  • Professor of Industrial Technology
  • Psychiatric Aide Instructor
  • Psychiatric Aides Teacher
  • Public Health Aides Teacher
  • Radio Repair Teacher
  • Real Estate Teacher
  • Recreation Therapy Aides Teacher
  • Residential Construction Instructor
  • RN Teacher (Registered Nurse Teacher)
  • Sales Teacher
  • Secretarial Teacher
  • Shorthand Teacher
  • Skilled Trades Teacher
  • Skin Care Instructor
  • Small Engine Trainer
  • Special Makeup Fx Artist Instructor
  • Stewardesses Teacher
  • Surgical Aides Teacher
  • Teacher
  • Technical Instructor
  • Technical Trainer
  • Technical Training Instructor
  • Technology Instructor
  • Television Repair Teacher
  • Textile Machinery Instructor
  • Trainer
  • Training Representative
  • Training Technician
  • Truck Driver Instructor
  • Upholstery Instructor
  • Vocational Horticulture Instructor
  • Vocational Instructor
  • Vocational Nursing Instructor
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Teacher
  • Vocational School Teacher
  • Vocational Trainer
  • Vocational Training Instructor
  • Vocational Training Teacher
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Instructor
  • Watch Assembly Instructor
  • Watchmaking Teacher
  • Weather Teacher
  • Weaving Instructor
  • Weaving Teacher
  • Welding Instructor
  • Welding Teacher


  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

    Education:

    Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Supervise and monitor students' use of tools and equipment.
  • Observe and evaluate students' work to determine progress, provide feedback, and make suggestions for improvement.
  • Present lectures and conduct discussions to increase students' knowledge and competence using visual aids, such as graphs, charts, videotapes, and slides.
  • Administer oral, written, or performance tests to measure progress and to evaluate training effectiveness.
  • Prepare reports and maintain records such as student grades, attendance rolls, and training activity details.
  • Supervise independent or group projects, field placements, laboratory work, or other training.
  • Determine training needs of students or workers.
  • Provide individualized instruction and tutorial or remedial instruction.
  • Conduct on-the-job training classes or training sessions to teach and demonstrate principles, techniques, procedures, or methods of designated subjects.
  • Develop curricula and plan course content and methods of instruction.
  • Prepare outlines of instructional programs and training schedules and establish course goals.
  • Integrate academic and vocational curricula so that students can obtain a variety of skills.
  • Develop teaching aids such as instructional software, multimedia visual aids, or study materials.
  • Select and assemble books, materials, supplies, and equipment for training, courses, or projects.
  • Advise students on course selection, career decisions, and other academic and vocational concerns.
  • Participate in conferences, seminars, and training sessions to keep abreast of developments in the field, and integrate relevant information into training programs.
  • Serve on faculty and school committees concerned with budgeting, curriculum revision, and course and diploma requirements.
  • Review enrollment applications and correspond with applicants to obtain additional information.
  • Arrange for lectures by experts in designated fields.
  • Acquire, maintain, and repair laboratory equipment and tools.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Air chisel sets
  • Air pressure regulators
  • Air ratchets
  • Arm board stabilizers
  • Autoclave sterilizers
  • Automotive stethoscopes
  • Ball gauges
  • Battery conductance testers
  • Blowdryers
  • Boot clamp pliers
  • Brake bleeders
  • Brake disc micrometers
  • Brake drum lathes
  • Brake drum micrometers
  • Brake shoe adjusting gauges
  • Brake spoons
  • Brake spring pliers
  • Brake spring removers
  • Cam bearing driver sets
  • Carousel slide projectors
  • Clutch alignment sets
  • Compact digital cameras
  • Compact disk CD players
  • Computer data input scanners
  • Computer laser printers
  • Computer projectors
  • Conference telephones
  • Coolant testers
  • Cooling system pressure testers
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital calculators
  • Digital calipers
  • Digital camcorders
  • Digital video cameras
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Dressing forceps
  • Dye injectors
  • E-readers
  • Educational anatomy models
  • Electronic thermometers
  • Emergency first aid kits
  • Engine analyzers
  • Hair clippers
  • Hair cutting shears
  • Hairbrushes
  • Hand trucks
  • Handheld bar code readers
  • Handheld grease guns
  • Handheld microphones
  • Handheld nebulizers
  • Hole punchers
  • Hose clamps
  • Hot glue guns
  • Hydraulic presses
  • Hydraulic pressure gauge sets
  • Interactive whiteboard controllers
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Label makers
  • Laminating equipment
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser engravers
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
  • Manual blood pressure cuffs
  • Mechanical stethoscopes
  • Microphone podiums
  • MP3 digital voice recorders
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Multimedia projection equipment
  • Opaque projectors
  • Optometric lensometers
  • Otoscopes
  • Overhead data projectors
  • Oxygen tanks
  • Paper cutters
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Poster printers
  • Power steering pump pulleys
  • Projector screens
  • Refrigerant charging stations
  • Screwdriver sets
  • Shampoo chairs
  • Soldering guns
  • Spark plug feeler gauges
  • Spirometers
  • Stationary hairdryers
  • Student response systems
  • Tablet computers
  • Tap and die sets
  • Television monitors
  • Tire pressure gauges
  • Universal serial bus USB flash drives
  • Vehicle jack stands
  • Videoconferencing equipment
  • Webcams
  • Wheel aligners
  • Wheel balancers
  • Wireless microphones
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Career management systems CMS
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Course management system software
  • Data entry software
  • Desire2Learn
  • DOC Cop
  • Email software
  • Google Docs
  • Image scanning software
  • iParadigms Turnitin
  • Learning management system LMS software
  • Medical procedure coding software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Sakai CLE
  • Web browser software


  • education training and library


    industry stats

    SOC: 25-0000

    Total Employed: 8,542,670

    Average Annual Salary: $53,000