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Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary

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

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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.

Knowledge

Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • product and service development
Business
  • customer service

Skills

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

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality

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

Technology

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
Data base user interface and query software
  • Blackboard software
  • Data entry software Hot Technology

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$54,620
$32,840
$99,230
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