Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors

General Information

Description

Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in basic education, literacy, or English as a Second Language classes, or in classes for earning a high school equivalency credential.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of adult basic and secondary education and ESL teachers is projected to decline 5 percent from 2020 to 2030. Despite declining employment, about 5,100 openings for adult basic and secondary education and ESL teachers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$55,350

State-by-state Salary

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$83,960
$25,970
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 40%
  • Master's degree 19%
  • High school 11%
  • Associate's degree 11%
  • Post baccalaureate 11%
  • Some college 3%
  • Post-master's certificate 1%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • Geography
  • Clerical

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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