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Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School

Also called: Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher (FACS Teacher), Instructor, Teacher, Technology Education Teacher

What they do:
Teach occupational, career and technical, or vocational subjects at the secondary school level in public or private schools.
On the job, you would:
  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Prepare materials and classroom for class activities.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.


Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • customer service
  • management
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • teaching people how to do something
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions


  • communicate by writing
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • group things in different ways
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control
  • Initiative
  • Leadership


You might use software like this on the job:

Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Desire2Learn
Word processing software
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Google Docs
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
certificate after college
usually needed

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