Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+2.3% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School Do

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

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

Agricultural Education Teacher, Allied Health Teacher, Business Education Teacher, Cosmetology Teacher, Drafting Instructor, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher (FACS Teacher), Instructor, Teacher, Technology Education Teacher, Vocational Teacher

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Co-Founder ,

New York On Tech

Our organization creates pathways for students into degrees and careers in tech. I am mainly responsible for guiding our vision and strategy. I lead New York On Tech (NYOT) on its mission to prepare the next generation of technology leaders emerging from New York City. I am committed to developing, mentoring and providing support to students interested in the field of technology.

Independent teacher and editor ,

I get up at 2 p.m. Five days a week, in late afternoon and evening I meet with classes of 1 - 5 students ranging from 8 - 18 and occasionally adults. From time to time I edit a book or major scientific article, typically working at night and sending comments to the author that he or she can respond to the next day. In my classes, we read aloud and discuss stories, articles, and books whose conceptual level and vocabulary are typically well above the assumed level of the class. We stretch.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.

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