Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Also called: Business Instructor, Cosmetology Instructor, Instructor, Professor
What they do: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.
On the job, you would:
- Supervise and monitor students' use of tools and equipment.
- Observe and evaluate students' work to determine progress, provide feedback, and make suggestions for improvement.
- Determine training needs of students or workers.
Education and Training
- teaching and course design
- customer service
Arts and Humanities
- English language
Safety and Government
- public safety and security
- talking to others
- using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things
- teaching people how to do something
- changing what is done based on other people's actions
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- communicate by speaking
- listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
- notice when problems happen
- use rules to solve problems
People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Self Control
- Social Orientation
- Concern for Others
You might use software like this on the job:
Computer based training software
- Blackboard Learn
Word processing software
Data base user interface and query software