Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School

General Information

Description

Teach occupational, vocational, career, or technical subjects to students at the secondary school level.

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

Overall employment of career and technical education teachers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 17,500 openings for career and technical education teachers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$62,460

State-by-state Salary

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$84,010
$47,020
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 73%
  • Post-secondary certificate 15%
  • Master's degree 10%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Education and Training
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics
  • 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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