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

Teacher ,

Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts

My English courses are deep dives into the exploration of humanity through literature and building communication skills. I build my lesson plans around achieving this every week. I also oversee the AVID college-preparatory program on campus, working with students to ensure they are college ready. My goal every day is to engage students and inspire them to excel.

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.

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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