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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Academic Faculty Instructor; Aerospace Medical Service Superintendent; Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst Helper, Arabic; Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, All Other; Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Helper; Helicopter/Tiltrotor Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, H-60; Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, B-52; Sensor Operator Apprentice, CAA; Sensor OperatorApprentice, MC-12; Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) Helper, F-35
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; Unit Supply Specialist; USMA, Professor of Army War College
Aviation Survival Technician; Permanent Commission Teaching Staff
Aircraft Intermediate Level Hydraulic/Pneumatic Mechanic; EA-6B Defensive Tactics Instructor (DEFTACTI) Qualification; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Crew Chief, C-40A; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, J-52; Formal School Instructor-Pilot/Naval Flight Officer; Helicopter Mechanic, UH/AH-1; MAGTF Enlisted Instructor; Marksmanship Instructor; Summer/Winter Mountain Leader; Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) Intelligence Marine
2M Instructor; Aircrew Readiness Manager (Mechanical); Aviation Water Survival Instructor; Fire Controlman (AEGIS); Formal Instructor; 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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