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Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School

Also called: Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher (FACS Teacher), Instructor, Teacher, Technology Education Teacher

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What they do:
Teach occupational, career and technical, or vocational subjects at the secondary school level in public or private schools.
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.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills

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

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • group things in different ways
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Desire2Learn
Word processing software
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$58,660
$40,180
$88,460
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