Whether offering the basics of a musical instrument, training on how to scuba dive, or teaching driving skills, self-enrichment education teachers are knowledgeable, experienced guides for students seeking new experiences. Self-enrichment teachers instruct students in subjects that typically aren’t academic or vocational. Whether it’s ballet, ceramics, or martial arts, these instructors must have achieved a degree of proficiency in their subject, but don’t need to be experts. The bulk of their time is spent instructing students or preparing materials and lessons. Self-enrichment teachers monitor students’ progress and adapt their teaching methods to suit individual goals, which may vary tremendously. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to this type of instruction. Some self-enrichment teachers work at schools or through local community education organizations, but others work for businesses such as gyms or studios. Part-time hours are common. Many self-enrichment teachers need only a high school diploma or equivalent, but education requirements can vary. Knowledge and skill in the subject matter is the essential credential.
What they do:
Teach or instruct courses other than those that normally lead to an occupational objective or degree. Courses may include self-improvement, nonvocational, and nonacademic subjects. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.
On the job, you would:
Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
Prepare students for further development by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
Education and Training
teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
talking to others
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
communicate by speaking
listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
order or arrange things
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:
Attention to Detail
Concern for Others
You might use software like this on the job:
Graphics or photo imaging software
Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
Corel Paint Shop Pro
Internet browser software
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Web browser software
Data base user interface and query software
Data entry software
master's degree or certificate after high school usually needed
Get started on your career:
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.