Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+3.8% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Do

Teach one or more subjects to students at the secondary school level.

Other Job Titles Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education May Have

Art Teacher, English Teacher, High School Science Teacher, History Teacher, Mathematics Instructor (Math Instructor), Science Teacher, Secondary Teacher, Social Studies Teacher, Spanish Teacher, Teacher

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Neuroscience Lab Director ,

Thomas Jefferson School of Science and Technology

Teaching is never the same day twice. I work with students to improve their skills and prepare them for life beyond high school. As head of the lab, I focus my lesson plans on three areas of neuroscience: behavioral, computational, and fundamentals. I spend a lot of time designing projects and experiments for my students that will help them learn these aspects of neuroscience.

Art Teacher and Senior Advisor ,

Comal ISD

My typical work day is conquered through hard work, patience and lots of coffee. I plan my lessons to meet the needs of all (well, most) learners in a way that allows them to be creative and proud of their work. It's a challenge to encourage the growth of mistakes in art because most students strive to be perfect or they won't try at all. I try to spend the end of the day reflecting on strategies that work and to praise those that overcome failure.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.

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