Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
SOC: 25-2032.00

Description:

Teach occupational, career and technical, or vocational subjects at the secondary school level in public or private schools.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
79,600 employed

Projected (2024):
79,900 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:

  • Agricultural Education Instructor
  • Agricultural Education Teacher
  • Agriculture Teacher
  • Agriscience Instructor
  • Agriscience Teacher
  • Allied Health Instructor
  • Allied Health Teacher
  • Auto Body Repair Teacher
  • Auto Collision Repair Instructor (Automotive Collision Repair Instructor)
  • Auto Mechanics Instructor (Automotive Mechanics Instructor)
  • Auto Mechanics Teacher
  • Auto Service Instructor (Automotive Service Instructor)
  • Automotive Instructor
  • Automotive Teacher
  • Automotive Technology Instructor
  • Behavioral Instructor
  • Bookkeeping Teacher
  • Building Construction Teacher
  • Building Trades Teacher
  • Business and Computer Technology Instructor
  • Business and Marketing Teacher
  • Business Education Teacher
  • Business Machines Teacher
  • Business Teacher
  • Business Technology Teacher
  • Career and Technology Education Instructor (CTE Instructor)
  • Career Education Teacher
  • Career Technology Teacher
  • Carpentry Instructor
  • Carpentry Teacher
  • Computer Teacher
  • Construction Skills Teacher
  • Construction Teacher
  • Construction Technology Instructor
  • Construction Trades Teacher
  • Cooking Teacher
  • Cooperative Education Coordinator
  • Cosmetology Instructor
  • Cosmetology Teacher
  • Criminal Justice Instructor
  • Culinary Arts Instructor
  • Diesel Technology Instructor
  • Distributive Education Clubs of America Advisor (DECA Advisor)
  • Drafting Instructor
  • Drafting Teacher
  • Dry Cleaning Teacher
  • Early Childhood Education Instructor
  • Electronics Teacher
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher (FACS Teacher)
  • Floral Design Teacher
  • Graphic Arts Instructor
  • Health Careers Instructor
  • Health Occupations Teacher
  • Health Science Instructor
  • Health Science Technology Education Teacher (HSTE Teacher)
  • High School Auto Repair Teacher
  • High School Drafting Teacher
  • High School HVAC-R Instructor
  • High School Vocational Education Teacher
  • Horticulture Instructor
  • Horticulture/Floriculture Teacher
  • HVAC-R Instructor (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Instructor)
  • Industrial Arts Teacher
  • Industrial Cooperative Training Coordinator (ICT Coordinator)
  • Industrial Education Instructor
  • Industrial Technology Teacher
  • Information Technology Teacher
  • Instructor
  • Job Trainer
  • Key Punch Teacher
  • Link Trainer Teacher
  • Machine Shorthand Teacher
  • Marketing Education Teacher
  • Masonry Instructor
  • Masonry Teacher
  • Meat Cutting Teacher
  • Medical Assisting Instructor
  • Metal Trades Instructor
  • Multimedia Teacher
  • Networking Technology Instructor
  • Nursing Instructor
  • Occupational Work Experience Teacher (OWE Teacher)
  • Office Machines Teacher
  • Photography Teacher
  • Power Equipment Mechanics Instructor
  • Power Equipment Technology Instructor
  • Precision Machining Instructor
  • Public Safety Teacher
  • Radio Repair Teacher
  • Secretarial Teacher
  • Shop Teacher
  • Shorthand Teacher
  • Skilled Trades Teacher
  • Tailoring Teacher
  • Teacher
  • Technical Education Teacher
  • Technology Education Instructor
  • Technology Education Teacher
  • Technology Instructor
  • Television Repair Teacher
  • Veterinary Science Teacher
  • Vocational Auto Body Instructor (Vocational Automotive Body Instructor)
  • Vocational Childcare Teacher
  • Vocational Education Teacher
  • Vocational Instructor
  • Vocational Teacher
  • Vocational Trainer
  • Weaving Teacher
  • Welding Instructor
  • Welding Teacher
  • Woodwork Teacher
  • Work Adjustment Instructor


  • 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
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • 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
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • 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:

  • Prepare materials and classroom for class activities.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injury and damage.
  • 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, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
  • Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
  • Assign and grade class work and homework.
  • Instruct students in the knowledge and skills required in a specific occupation or occupational field, using a systematic plan of lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, and laboratory, shop and field studies.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  • Plan and supervise work-experience programs in businesses, industrial shops, and school laboratories.
  • Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • 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.
  • Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.
  • Select, order, store, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Keep informed about trends in education and subject matter specialties.
  • Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
  • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
  • Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Sponsor extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.
  • Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of secondary school programs.
  • Place students in jobs or make referrals to job placement services.
  • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
  • 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:

  • Adjustable widemouth pliers
  • Adjustable wrench sets
  • Analog tachometers
  • Anvils
  • Band saws
  • Belt sanders
  • Binocular microscopes
  • Block planes
  • Blowdryers
  • Built-in ovens
  • Caliper sets
  • Carousel slide projectors
  • Chef's knives
  • Circular saws
  • Claw hammers
  • Clothes irons
  • Cold chisels
  • Commercial dishwashers
  • Compact digital cameras
  • Compact disk CD players
  • Compost grinders
  • Computer data input scanners
  • Computer laser printers
  • Computer projectors
  • Computer repair tool kits
  • Conference telephones
  • Cordless drills
  • Cutting shears
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital calculators
  • Digital micrometers
  • Digital multimeters
  • Digital video cameras
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Dissection trays
  • Domestic washers
  • Drafting boards
  • Drill presses
  • Electric drills
  • Electric ranges
  • Electric spot welders
  • Electronic levels
  • Face shields
  • Fire suppression blankets
  • Food graters
  • Food measuring scales
  • Grow lights
  • Hacksaws
  • Hairbrushes
  • Hand awls
  • Hand mixers
  • Handheld microphones
  • Heat gun blowers
  • Hydraulic jacks
  • Injection mold equipment
  • Interactive whiteboard controllers
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Kitchen bakeware
  • Kitchen blenders
  • Kitchen crock pots
  • Kitchen food processors
  • Kitchen strainers
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Laser levels
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
  • Magnetic torch guides
  • Measuring cup sets
  • Metal inert gas MIG welders
  • Metal lathes
  • Microphone podiums
  • Microwave ovens
  • Milling machines
  • Mitre boxes
  • MP3 digital voice recorders
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Multimedia projection equipment
  • Offset presses
  • Offset socket wrenches
  • Opaque projectors
  • Overhead data projectors
  • pH indicators
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Plotting printers
  • Pneumatic nailers
  • Portable air compressors
  • Poster printers
  • Poultry brooders
  • Power hair clippers
  • Power planes
  • Projector screens
  • Propane torches
  • Protective ear plugs
  • Protective safety glasses
  • Radial arm saws
  • Sabre saws
  • Scroll saws
  • Sewing machines
  • Sewing shears
  • Shampoo chairs
  • Soldering guns
  • Stationary hairdryers
  • Straight screwdrivers
  • Student response systems
  • Table saws
  • Tablet computers
  • Tap and die sets
  • Television monitors
  • Tungsten inert gas TIG welders
  • Universal serial bus USB flash drives
  • Videoconferencing equipment
  • Webcams
  • Welding gloves
  • Welding goggles
  • Welding helmets
  • Welding torches
  • Wireless microphones
  • Wood lathes
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • 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
  • 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