Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
SOC: 25-2023.00

Description:

Teach occupational, career and technical, or vocational subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
13,700 employed

Projected (2024):
14,600 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Agriculture/Industrial Technology Teacher
  • Agriscience Teacher
  • Agriscience Technology Instructor (Agriculture Science Technology Instructor)
  • Business and Information Technology Education Teacher
  • Business Computers Teacher
  • Business Education Teacher
  • Business Teacher
  • Business Technology Teacher
  • Career and Technology Education Teacher (CTE Teacher)
  • Career Based Intervention Coordinator (CBI Coordinator)
  • Career Development Coordinator/Teacher
  • Career Discovery Teacher
  • Career Education Teacher
  • Career Orientation Teacher
  • Career Portals Teacher
  • Career Technical Education Instructor
  • Career Technical Education Teacher
  • Computer Discovery Teacher
  • Computer Education Teacher
  • Computer Teacher
  • Computer Technology Teacher
  • Consumer Science Teacher
  • Family and Consumer Education Teacher
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher (FACS Teacher)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Grades 7-9 (Junior High)
  • Family Consumer Science FCS Teacher
  • Family Consumer Science/Lifeskills Educator
  • Health Teacher
  • Home Economics Teacher
  • Industrial Arts Public School Teacher
  • Industrial Arts Teacher
  • Industrial Tech Instructor
  • Industrial Technology Education Teacher
  • Industrial Technology Teacher
  • Instructional Technology Teacher
  • Keyboarding Teacher
  • Life Management Teacher
  • Life Skills Coordinator-Volunteer
  • Middle School Family and Consumer Science Teacher
  • Middle School Industrial Technology Teacher
  • Middle School Vocational Education Teacher
  • School Vocational Educator
  • Teacher
  • Teacher (Vocational)
  • Teacher of Family and Consumer Science
  • Teacher Technology Education and Computers
  • Teacher-Graphic Arts/Materials Processing
  • Tech Ed Teacher
  • Tech Ed/Woodshop Teacher
  • Technical Education Teacher
  • Technology and Engineering Teacher
  • Technology Applications Teacher
  • Technology Education Teacher
  • Technology Lab Teacher
  • Technology Teacher
  • Technology Teacher/Technology Coordinator
  • Vocational Ed Instructor
  • Vocational Teacher
  • Vocational Technical Education Teacher (VTE Teacher)
  • Vocational Trainer
  • Wood Shop Teacher (Technology Education)


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
  • Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
  • Assign and grade class work and homework.
  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  • Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
  • Prepare students for later educational experiences by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Guide and counsel students with adjustments or academic problems, or special academic interests.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
  • Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
  • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
  • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.
  • Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
  • Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
  • Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of middle school programs.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
  • Perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
  • Sponsor extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.
  • Select, store, order, issue, inventory, and maintain classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Airbrush sets
  • Airlift pumps
  • Analog multimeters
  • Animal cages
  • Animal grooming brushes
  • Audio mixers
  • Axes
  • Bakeware pans
  • Belt sanders
  • Bench vises
  • Binding machines
  • Biofilters
  • Caliper sets
  • Carousel slide projectors
  • Chef's knives
  • Circuit analyzers
  • Claw hammers
  • Clothes irons
  • Cold chisels
  • Compact digital cameras
  • Compact disk CD players
  • Computer data input scanners
  • Computer laser printers
  • Computer projectors
  • Conference telephones
  • Cordless drills
  • Crop planters
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital calculators
  • Digital video cameras
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Dissection trays
  • Dissolved oxygen test kits
  • Domestic washers
  • Egg candlers
  • Electric ranges
  • Engraving tools
  • Fire suppression blankets
  • Food graters
  • Grass shears
  • Grow lights
  • Hand mixers
  • Handheld microphones
  • Hollow punch sets
  • Interactive whiteboard controllers
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Kitchen blenders
  • Kitchen crock pots
  • Kitchen food processors
  • Kitchen microwave ovens
  • Kitchen strainers
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Laser levels
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
  • Measuring cup sets
  • Metal cutting shears
  • Metal lathes
  • Microphone podiums
  • Mitre boxes
  • MP3 digital voice recorders
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Multimedia projection equipment
  • Navigational compasses
  • Offset socket wrenches
  • Opaque projectors
  • Overhead data projectors
  • Pedestal grinders
  • pH indicators
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Pipe cutters
  • Plotting printers
  • Portable air compressors
  • Poster printers
  • Poultry brooders
  • Power buffers
  • Power disc sanders
  • Projector screens
  • Protective safety glasses
  • Protractors
  • Quick clamps
  • Scientific calculators
  • Sewing shears
  • Shovels
  • Stamping sets
  • Student response systems
  • Tablet computers
  • Television monitors
  • Universal serial bus USB flash drives
  • Videoconferencing equipment
  • Water test kits
  • Webcams
  • Wireless microphones
  • Wood lathes
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Course management system software
  • Data entry software
  • Desire2Learn
  • DOC Cop
  • Email software
  • Google Docs
  • Image scanning software
  • iParadigms Turnitin
  • Learning management system LMS software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Sakai CLE
  • Web browser software


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    industry stats

    SOC: 25-0000

    Total Employed: 8,542,670

    Average Annual Salary: $53,000