Details Report for:
25-2023.00 - Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
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.
Sample of reported job titles: Business Education Teacher, Business Teacher, Computer Teacher, Computer Technology Teacher, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher (FACS Teacher), Industrial Arts Teacher, Industrial Technology Teacher, Teacher, Technology Education Teacher, Technology Teacher
Tasks | Tools & Technology | Knowledge | Skills | Abilities | Work Activities | Detailed Work Activities | Work Context | Job Zone | Education | Credentials | Interests | Work Styles | Work Values | Related Occupations | Wages & Employment | Job Openings | Additional Information
Tools used in this occupation:
- Air compressors — Portable air compressors
- Air filters — Biofilters
- Air lift pump — Airlift pumps
- Art airbrushes — Airbrush sets
- Audio mixing consoles — Audio mixers
- Automatic lathe or chucking machine — Wood lathes
- Belt sander — Belt sanders
- Bench vises
- Cages or its accessories — Animal cages
- Calipers — Caliper sets
- Circuit tester — Circuit analyzers
- Claw hammer — Claw hammers
- Cold chisels
- Compact disk players or recorders — Compact disk CD players
- Desktop computers
- Digital camcorders or video cameras — Digital video cameras
- Digital cameras — Compact digital cameras
- Digital video disk players or recorders — Digital video disk DVD players
- Direction finding compasses — Navigational compasses
- Disc sander — Power disc sanders
- Dissection kits or supplies — Dissection trays
- Dissolved oxygen meters — Dissolved oxygen test kits
- Domestic baking pans — Bakeware pans
- Domestic blenders — Kitchen blenders
- Domestic crock pot — Kitchen crock pots
- Domestic food processors — Kitchen food processors
- Domestic graters — Food graters
- Domestic knives — Chef's knives
- Domestic measuring cups — Measuring cup sets
- Domestic microwave ovens — Kitchen microwave ovens
- Domestic mixers — Hand mixers
- Domestic ranges — Electric ranges
- Domestic strainers or colanders — Kitchen strainers
- Egg inspection or collecting equipment — Egg candlers
- Engravers — Engraving tools
- Epidiascopes — Opaque projectors
- Fire blankets — Fire suppression blankets
- Fluorescent lamps — Grow lights
- Hand clamps — Quick clamps
- High capacity removable media drives — Universal serial bus USB flash drives
- Hollow punch — Hollow punch sets
- Incubators or brooders for poultry — Poultry brooders
- Inkjet printers — Poster printers
- Ironing machines or presses — Clothes irons
- Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines
- Laser printers — Computer laser printers
- Laundry type washing machines — Domestic washers
- Levels — Laser levels
- Liquid crystal display projector — Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
- Metal cutters — Metal cutting shears
- Microphone stand — Microphone podiums
- Microphones — Handheld microphones; Wireless microphones
- Mitre box — Mitre boxes
- MP3 players or recorders — MP3 digital voice recorders
- Multimedia projectors — Computer projectors; Multimedia projection equipment
- Multimeters — Analog multimeters
- Notebook computers — Laptop computers
- Offset socket wrenches
- Overhead projectors — Overhead data projectors
- Paper punching or binding machines — Binding machines
- Pet grooming products — Animal grooming brushes
- pH meters — pH indicators
- Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment
- Pipe or tube cutter — Pipe cutters
- Planters — Crop planters
- Plotter printers — Plotting printers
- Portable data input terminals — Interactive whiteboard controllers; Student response systems
- Power buffers
- Power drills — Cordless drills
- Power grinders — Pedestal grinders
- Projection screens or displays — Projector screens
- Safety glasses — Protective safety glasses
- Scanners — Computer data input scanners
- Scientific calculator — Digital calculators; Scientific calculators
- Secateurs or pruning shears — Grass shears
- Shears — Sewing shears
- Slide projectors — Carousel slide projectors
- Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems
- Stamping dies or punches — Stamping sets
- Tablet computers
- Teleconference equipment — Conference telephones
- Televisions — Liquid crystal display LCD televisions; Television monitors
- Touch screen monitors — Interactive whiteboards
- Vertical machining center — Metal lathes
- Videoconferencing systems — Videoconferencing equipment
- Water analyzers — Water test kits
- Web cameras — Webcams
Technology used in this occupation:
- Calendar and scheduling software
- Computer based training software — Blackboard Learn; Desire2Learn; Learning management system LMS software; Sakai CLE (see all 5 examples)
- Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software
- Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Outlook
- Information retrieval or search software — DOC Cop; iParadigms Turnitin
- Internet browser software — Web browser software
- Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
- Optical character reader OCR or scanning software — Image scanning software
- Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- Word processing software — Collaborative editing software; Google Docs; Microsoft Word
Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.
- Assist students with special educational needs.
- Modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs.
- Evaluate student work.
- Establish rules or policies governing student behavior.
- Apply multiple teaching methods.
- Monitor student performance.
- Monitor student behavior, social development, or health.
- Maintain student records.
- Develop strategies or programs for students with special needs.
- Order instructional or library materials or equipment.
- Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
- Encourage students.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Document lesson plans.
- Prepare tests.
- Set up classroom materials or equipment.
- Teach others to use technology or equipment.
- Plan educational activities.
- Collaborate with other teaching professionals to develop educational programs.
- Discuss problems or issues with supervisors.
- Discuss student progress with parents or guardians.
- Assign class work to students.
- Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
- Create technology-based learning materials.
- Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
- Prepare reports detailing student activities or performance.
- Advise students on academic or career matters.
- Supervise school or student activities.
- Enforce rules or policies governing student behavior.
- Plan experiential learning activities.
- Coordinate student extracurricular activities.
- Distribute instructional or library materials.
|Title||Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed|
|Education||Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.|
|Related 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.|
|Job Training||Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.|
|Job Zone Examples||Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, database administrators, graphic designers, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.|
|SVP Range||(7.0 to < 8.0)|
Percentage of Respondents
|Education Level Required|
Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
|13-1151.00||Training and Development Specialists Green|
|25-2021.00||Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education|
|25-2022.00||Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education|
|25-2031.00||Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Bright Outlook|
|25-2032.00||Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School|
|25-3011.00||Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors|
|39-1021.00||First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers|
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2015)||$55,190 annual|
|Employment (2014)||14,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2014-2024)||Average (5% to 8%)|
|Projected job openings (2014-2024)||3,900|
|Top industries (2014)||
Educational Services (100% employed in this sector)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data and 2014-2024 employment projections . "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.
Job Openings on the Web
Sources of Additional Information
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- Career/technical education teachers . Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition.