Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School

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What they do:
Teach occupational, vocational, career, or technical subjects to students at the secondary school level.
On the job, you would:
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.



  • customer service
  • administrative services

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information

Problem Solving

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


  • teaching people how to do something
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • group things in different ways


  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time


  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Concern for Others
  • 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

  • Learning management system LMS
  • Padlet

Electronic mail software

  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology


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

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