Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary

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Cosmetology Instructor; HVAC-R Instructor (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, And Refrigeration Instructor); Instructor; Professor

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AFROTC Training Instructor; Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst Craftsman, Arabic; Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F-15; Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Helper, C-135/25 AF Systems/Carry-on EW; Bomber/Special Integrated Instrument and Flight Control Systems Apprentice, E-8; Flight Attendant Journeyman, C-32/C-40; Mobility Air Forces Integrated Instrument and Flight Control Systems; Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman; Sensor Operator Journeyman, AC-130W; Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) Specialist Superintendent
Cannon Crewmember; Indirect Fire Infantryman; Infantryman; Joint Fire Support Specialist; Special Forces Communications Sergeant; Special Forces Medical Sergeant; Special Forces Warrant Officer; Special Forces Weapons Sergeant; USMA, Professor of Army War College; USMA, Professor of Military Art and Science
Aviation Survival Technician; Permanent Commission Teaching Staff
AV-8B Air Combat Tactics Instructor (ACTI) Qualification; EA-6B Defensive Tactics Instructor (DEFTACTI) Qualification; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Crew Chief, C-40A; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, F-404; Force Fitness Instructor; Helicopter Crew Chief, UH-1; Intelligence Tactics Instructor; Marksmanship Coach; Summer Mountain Leader; Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) Intelligence Marine
2M Instructor; Aircrew Readiness Manager (Mechanical); Aviation Water Survival Instructor; Expeditionary Security Force Advisor (SFA)/Trainer; Flight Instructor-Pilot, Fleet Operational Aircraft; Instructor; Joint Terminal Attack Controller Instructor (JTAC-I); Naval Flight Officer Instructor, Training Planes; Physical Training Officer; Small Arms Marksmanship Instructor
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What they do:
Teach vocational courses intended to provide occupational training below the baccalaureate level in subjects such as construction, mechanics/repair, manufacturing, transportation, or cosmetology, primarily to students who have graduated from or left high school. Teaching takes place in public or private schools whose primary business is academic or vocational education.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.
  • Supervise and monitor students' use of tools and equipment.


Education and Training

  • teaching and course design

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Engineering and Technology

  • mechanical
  • product and service development


  • customer service


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions



  • 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:

  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Leadership


You might use software like this on the job:

Word processing software

  • Google Docs Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology

Computer based training software

  • Common Curriculum
  • Moodle

Medical software

  • Medical condition coding software
  • Medical procedure coding software


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
associate's degree or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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