Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
SOC: 25-2031.00

Description:

Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
961,600 employed

Projected (2024):
1,017,500 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 Teacher
  • Algebra Teacher
  • Art Educator
  • Art Instructor
  • Art Teacher
  • Arts and Crafts Teacher
  • Athletic Coach
  • Athletic Instructor
  • Athletics Teacher
  • Ballet Teacher
  • Band Director
  • Band Teacher
  • Baseball Coach
  • Basketball Coach
  • Baton Teacher
  • Bilingual Teacher
  • Biology Teacher
  • Business Teacher
  • Career and Technology Education Teacher (CTE Teacher)
  • Ceramics Teacher
  • Chemical Educator
  • Chemistry Teacher
  • Childbirth and Infant Care Teacher
  • Choir Director
  • Choir Teacher
  • Choral Teacher
  • Citizenship Teacher
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Coach
  • Computer Science Teacher
  • Computer Technology Instructor
  • Dancing Teacher
  • Department Chair
  • Director of Rotc
  • Drama Teacher
  • Dramatic Coach
  • Driving Teacher
  • Economics Teacher
  • Educator
  • English Instructor
  • English Teacher
  • ESL Instructor (English as a Second Language Instructor)
  • ESL Teacher (English as a Second Language Teacher)
  • Exercise Teacher
  • Family Consumer Science Teacher
  • First Aid Teacher
  • Foreign Language Teacher
  • French Instructor
  • French Teacher
  • Geography Teacher
  • Geometry Teacher
  • German Teacher
  • Government Teacher
  • Grades 9 Through 12 Teacher
  • Grades 9 Thru 12 Visiting Teacher
  • Guitar Teacher
  • Gym Teacher
  • Gymnasium Teacher
  • Gymnastic Teacher
  • Health and Physical Education Teacher
  • Health Teacher
  • Hebrew Teacher
  • High School Biology Teacher
  • High School Coach
  • High School English Teacher
  • High School French Teacher
  • High School History Teacher
  • High School Math Teacher
  • High School Mathematics Teacher
  • High School Music Director
  • High School Music Instructor
  • High School Physical Education Teacher
  • High School Science Teacher
  • High School Social Studies Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • History Teacher
  • Home Economics Teacher
  • Home Teaching Grades 9 Thru 12 Teacher
  • Language Arts Teacher
  • Language Instructor
  • Language Teacher
  • Latin Teacher
  • Library Media Specialist
  • Manual Arts Teacher
  • Manual Training Teacher
  • Math Teacher (Mathematics Teacher)
  • Metal Crafts Teacher
  • Military Science Instructor
  • Millinery Teacher
  • Montessori Teacher
  • Music Director
  • Music Educator
  • Music Instructor
  • Music Supervisor
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Theory Teacher
  • Orchestra Teacher
  • Organ Teacher
  • Physical Education Instructor
  • Physical Education Teacher (PE Teacher)
  • Physical Fitness Teacher
  • Physics Teacher
  • Piano Teacher
  • Public Speaking Teacher
  • Reading Teacher
  • Religion Teacher
  • Science Teacher
  • Secondary History Teacher
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Sewing Teacher
  • Singing Teacher
  • Skiing Teacher
  • Social Science Teacher
  • Social Studies Teacher
  • Spanish Teacher
  • Speech Teacher
  • Sports Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Swim Instructor
  • Swimming Teacher
  • Teacher
  • Tennis Coach
  • Theater Teacher
  • Theatre Director
  • Trigonometry Teacher
  • Typing Teacher
  • Violin Teacher
  • Vocal Teacher
  • Voice Teacher
  • World History Teacher
  • World Language Teacher


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    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
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • 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
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • 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:

  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
  • Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Assign and grade class work and homework.
  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
  • Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
  • Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
  • Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
  • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
  • Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of secondary school programs.
  • Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
  • Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
  • Administer standardized ability and achievement tests and interpret results to determine students' strengths and areas of need.
  • Sponsor extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
  • Perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
  • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Bunsen burners
  • Computer data input scanners
  • Computer laser printers
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital video cameras
  • Dissection scalpels
  • Document cameras
  • Glass beakers
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Laboratory heating plates
  • Laptop computers
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Multimedia projection equipment
  • Optical compound microscopes
  • Pencil compasses
  • Personal computers
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Safety gloves
  • Safety goggles
  • Science activity kits
  • Television monitors
  • Video camcorders
  • Video cassette recorders VCR
  • ABC programming language
  • Blackboard software
  • Email software
  • Instructional software
  • Logo
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft SharePoint software
  • Microsoft Word
  • PowerSchool SIS
  • Video editing software
  • Web browser software


  • education training and library


    industry stats

    SOC: 25-0000

    Total Employed: 8,542,670

    Average Annual Salary: $53,000