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25-2032.00 - Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School

Teach occupational, career and technical, or vocational subjects at the secondary school level in public or private schools.

Sample of reported job titles: Agricultural Education Teacher, Allied Health Teacher, Business Education Teacher, Cosmetology Teacher, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher (FACS Teacher), Instructor, Marketing Education Teacher, Teacher, Technology Education Teacher, Welding Instructor

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Tasks

  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare materials and classroom for class activities. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injury and damage. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Instruct students in the knowledge and skills required in a specific occupation or occupational field, using a systematic plan of lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, and laboratory, shop and field studies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assign and grade class work and homework. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plan and supervise work-experience programs in businesses, industrial shops, and school laboratories. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Keep informed about trends in education and subject matter specialties. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Select, order, store, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Place students in jobs or make referrals to job placement services. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Sponsor extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of secondary school programs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Adjustable widemouth pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Adjustable wrenches — Adjustable wrench sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Air compressors — Portable air compressors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Anvils See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Automatic lathe or chucking machine — Wood lathes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Awls — Hand awls See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Belt sander — Belt sanders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Binocular light compound microscopes — Binocular microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blow torch — Propane torches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calipers — Caliper sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Claw hammer — Claw hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cold chisels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Commercial use scales — Food measuring scales See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Compact disk players or recorders — Compact disk CD players See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Composter — Compost grinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras — Digital video cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital cameras — Compact digital cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital video disk players or recorders — Digital video disk DVD players See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dissection kits or supplies — Dissection trays See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Domestic baking pans — Kitchen bakeware See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Domestic blenders — Kitchen blenders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Domestic convectional ovens — Built-in ovens See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Domestic crock pot — Kitchen crock pots See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Domestic dish washers — Commercial dishwashers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Domestic food processors — Kitchen food processors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Domestic graters — Food graters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Domestic hair dryers — Blowdryers; Stationary hairdryers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Domestic knives — Chef's knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Domestic measuring cups — Measuring cup sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Domestic microwave ovens — Microwave ovens See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Domestic mixers — Hand mixers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Domestic ranges — Electric ranges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Domestic strainers or colanders — Kitchen strainers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drafting tables — Drafting boards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drill press or radial drill — Drill presses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ear plugs — Protective ear plugs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electric hair clipper — Power hair clippers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Epidiascopes — Opaque projectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Facial shields — Face shields See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire blankets — Fire suppression blankets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fluorescent lamps — Grow lights See more occupations related to this tool.
  • General tool kits — Computer repair tool kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hacksaw — Hacksaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hair combs or brushes — Hairbrushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Heat guns — Heat gun blowers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • High capacity removable media drives — Universal serial bus USB flash drives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Incubators or brooders for poultry — Poultry brooders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Injection molding machines — Injection mold equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Inkjet printers — Poster printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ironing machines or presses — Clothes irons See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Jacks — Hydraulic jacks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser printers — Computer laser printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laundry type washing machines — Domestic washers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Levels — Electronic levels; Laser levels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Liquid crystal display projector — Liquid crystal display LCD projectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metal inert gas welding machine — Metal inert gas MIG welders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Micrometers — Digital micrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microphone stand — Microphone podiums See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microphones — Handheld microphones; Wireless microphones See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Milling machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mitre box — Mitre boxes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • MP3 players or recorders — MP3 digital voice recorders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multimedia projectors — Computer projectors; Multimedia projection equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multimeters — Digital multimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Offset printing presses — Offset presses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Offset socket wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Overhead projectors — Overhead data projectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • pH meters — pH indicators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Planes — Block planes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plotter printers — Plotting printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic nail drivers — Pneumatic nailers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Portable data input terminals — Interactive whiteboard controllers; Student response systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills — Cordless drills; Electric drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power planes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power saws — Band saws; Circular saws; Radial arm saws; Table saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Projection screens or displays — Projector screens See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Reciprocating saw — Sabre saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety glasses — Protective safety glasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scanners — Computer data input scanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scientific calculator — Digital calculators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Straight screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scroll saw — Scroll saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sewing machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shears — Cutting shears; Sewing shears See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Slide projectors — Carousel slide projectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soldering iron — Soldering guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spot welding machine — Electric spot welders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Swiveling barber chair — Shampoo chairs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tachometers — Analog tachometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Taps — Tap and die sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Teleconference equipment — Conference telephones See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Televisions — Liquid crystal display LCD televisions; Television monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Touch screen monitors — Interactive whiteboards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tungsten inert gas welding machine — Tungsten inert gas TIG welders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vertical machining center — Metal lathes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Videoconferencing systems — Videoconferencing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Web cameras — Webcams See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Welder gloves — Welding gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Welder torch — Welding torches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Welding masks — Welding goggles; Welding helmets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Welding positioner and manipulator — Magnetic torch guides See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Calendar and scheduling software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer based training software — Blackboard Learn; Desire2Learn; Learning management system LMS software; Sakai CLE * (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Information retrieval or search software — DOC Cop *; iParadigms Turnitin See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Optical character reader OCR or scanning software — Image scanning software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Collaborative editing software; Google Docs *; Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

* Software developed by a government agency and/or distributed as freeware or shareware.

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Knowledge

  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Assist students with special educational needs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate student work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establish rules or policies governing student behavior. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply multiple teaching methods. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor student performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor student behavior, social development, or health. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain student records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop strategies or programs for students with special needs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Order instructional or library materials or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Encourage students. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise student research or internship work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop instructional objectives. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare tests. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Set up classroom materials or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Teach others to use technology or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Plan educational activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Collaborate with other teaching professionals to develop educational programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Discuss problems or issues with supervisors. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Discuss student progress with parents or guardians. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assign class work to students. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Serve on institutional or departmental committees. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Create technology-based learning materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare reports detailing student activities or performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise students on academic or career matters. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Teach vocational courses. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise school or student activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Enforce rules or policies governing student behavior. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Plan experiential learning activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinate student extracurricular activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Distribute instructional or library materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Select educational materials or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Perform student enrollment or registration activities. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Contact With Others — 80% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Electronic Mail — 70% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 71% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 80% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 54% responded “Very close (near touching).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 55% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 51% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 59% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 65% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 58% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Public Speaking — 70% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 51% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 66% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 44% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 38% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 41% responded “Important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 59% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 42% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 36% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 35% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 33% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 41% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 29% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 39% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 40% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 33% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 34% responded “Moderately competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 33% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 42% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

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, teachers, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.
SVP Range (7.0 to < 8.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
35   Bachelor's degree
23   Post-baccalaureate certificate Help
17   Post-secondary certificate Help

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: S

  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $55,200 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 85,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 27,500
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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