Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School

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About the Job

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

It is also Called

  • Agricultural Education Instructor
  • Agricultural Education Teacher
  • Agriculture Teacher
  • Agriscience Instructor
  • Agriscience Teacher
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  • Allied Health Teacher
  • Auto Body Repair Teacher
  • Auto Collision Repair Instructor (Automotive Collision Repair Instructor)
  • Auto Mechanics Instructor (Automotive Mechanics Instructor)
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What They Do

  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Prepare materials and classroom for class activities.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injury and damage.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Instruct students in the knowledge and skills required in a specific occupation or occupational field, using a systematic plan of lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, and laboratory, shop and field studies.
  • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: S.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Social interests.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Achievement and Independence in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Education Required

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in Ohio was $63,180 with most people making between $40,930 and $90,290

Outlook

0.38%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 4,430 people in Ohio. It is projected that there will be 4,600 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 17 openings due to growth and about 103 replacement openings for approximately 120 total annual openings.

Work Keys

This occupation requires a Gold certificate

Skill Level
Reading for Information5
Locating Information5
Applied Mathematics5
Teamwork4
Writing4
Listening4
Observation4
Applied Technology4