Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+1.1% (little or no change)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary Do

Teach vocational courses intended to provide occupational training below the baccalaureate level in subjects such as construction, mechanics/repair, manufacturing, transportation, or cosmetology, primarily to students who have graduated from or left high school. Teaching takes place in public or private schools whose primary business is academic or vocational education.

Other Job Titles Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Automotive Instructor, Automotive Technology Instructor, Cosmetology Instructor, Flight Instructor, HVAC-R Instructor (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, And Refrigeration Instructor), Instructor, Professor, Teacher, Welding Instructor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

University Instructor ,


The students who shadowed loved to see and use the computer design technology.

Welding Instructor/Dean of Welding and Fabrication ,

United States Navy / Workshops for Warriors

I roll out of bed at 4:30 a.m. and drive up to Camp Pendleton to start my day. I teach welding for about eight hours, constantly interacting with and mentoring staff and students, and helping them work through projects and problems. Around 3:00 p.m., I drive another hour south to teach at Workshops for Warriors for a few hours, then I get home at about 9 p.m. It's a long day, but I'm extremely invested in paying it forward, helping my fellow veterans, and helping them grow bankable skills.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Observe and evaluate students' work to determine progress, provide feedback, and make suggestions for improvement.
  • Present lectures and conduct discussions to increase students' knowledge and competence using visual aids, such as graphs, charts, videotapes, and slides.
  • Supervise and monitor students' use of tools and equipment.
  • Administer oral, written, or performance tests to measure progress and to evaluate training effectiveness.
  • Provide individualized instruction and tutorial or remedial instruction.

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