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Middle School Teachers

Also called: Language Arts Teacher, Mathematics Teacher (Math Teacher), Science Teacher, Teacher

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What they do:
Teach one or more subjects to students at the middle, intermediate, or junior high school level.
On the job, you would:
  • Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate these objectives to students.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • history and archeology
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
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:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology
Video creation and editing software
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Video editing software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Education

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

Get started on your career:

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$59,660
$39,990
$96,280
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