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25-3021.00 - Self-Enrichment Education Teachers

Teach or instruct courses other than those that normally lead to an occupational objective or degree. Courses may include self-improvement, nonvocational, and nonacademic subjects. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.

Sample of reported job titles: Ballet Teacher, Ceramics Instructor, Dance Instructor, Driving Instructor, Flute Teacher, Gymnastics Instructor, Martial Arts Instructor, Piano Teacher, Scuba Diving Instructor, Swimming Instructor

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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

Tasks

  • Monitor students' performance to make suggestions for improvement and to ensure that they satisfy course standards, training requirements, and objectives. 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.
  • Enforce policies and rules governing students. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Observe students to determine qualifications, limitations, abilities, interests, and other individual characteristics. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct classes, workshops, and demonstrations, and provide individual instruction to teach topics and skills such as cooking, dancing, writing, physical fitness, photography, personal finance, and flying. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests. 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.
  • Prepare students for further development by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks. 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.
  • Prepare instructional program objectives, outlines, and lesson plans. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Review instructional content, methods, and student evaluations to assess strengths and weaknesses, and to develop recommendations for course revision, development, or elimination. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops to maintain and improve professional competence. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by administrative policy. 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.
  • Schedule class times to ensure maximum attendance. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assign and grade class work and homework. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare and administer written, oral, and performance tests, and issue grades in accordance with performance. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine their priorities for their children. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Select, order, and issue books, materials, and supplies for courses or projects. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Participate in publicity planning and student recruitment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Confer with other teachers and professionals to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and development. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, contests, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities. 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.
  • Meet with other instructors to discuss individual students and their progress. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Observe and evaluate the performance of other instructors. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Write instructional articles on designated subjects. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Aircraft flight simulators or trainers — Flight simulators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Automobiles or cars — Passenger vehicles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cassette players or recorders — Audio tape recorders or players See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Commercial passenger propeller aircraft — Small propeller aircraft See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Commercial use ovens — Commercial kitchen ovens See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Commercial use ranges — Commercial kitchen stoves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Compact disk players or recorders — Compact disk CD players See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Domestic sewing machines — Sewing machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Golf clubs — Golf club sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Guitars — Acoustic guitars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser printers — Computer laser printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Liquid crystal display projector — Liquid crystal display LCD projectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Overhead projectors — Overhead data projectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pianos See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Potters wheels for hand made ceramics — Pottery wheels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Public address systems — Sound systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scanners — Data input scanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Specialty brushes — Oil painting brushes; Watercolor painting brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Still cameras — 35 millimeter cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tennis racquets — Tennis rackets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Touch screen monitors — Interactive whiteboards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Video cassette players or recorders — Video cassette recorders VCR See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Computer based training software — Educational software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software; Microsoft Access See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Email software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software; Corel Paint Shop Pro See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Microsoft Internet Explorer *; Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office 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.
  • Video creation and editing software — Microsoft Windows Movie Maker; Video editing software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web page creation and editing software — Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web platform development software — Hypertext markup language HTML See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. 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.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. 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.
  • 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.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. 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.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • 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.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. 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 Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. 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.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 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.
  • 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.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 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.
  • 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.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate student work. 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.
  • Maintain student records. 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.
  • Assess educational needs of students. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Encourage students. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise. 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.
  • Teach life skills. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop strategies or programs for students with special needs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Document lesson plans. 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.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of 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.
  • Collaborate with other teaching professionals to develop educational programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Create technology-based learning materials. 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.
  • Distribute instructional or library materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate performance of educational staff. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Select educational materials or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Schedule instructional activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Promote educational institutions or programs. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Contact With Others — 71% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 51% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 55% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 41% responded “Very close (near touching).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 43% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 51% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 40% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 45% responded “Important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 34% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 36% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 34% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 32% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 29% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Electronic Mail — 31% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 32% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 39% responded “Fairly important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 37% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 33% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Public Speaking — 28% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Education Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
Related Experience Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include food service managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, occupational therapy assistants, and medical assistants.
SVP Range (6.0 to < 7.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
30   High school diploma or equivalent Help
20   Bachelor's degree
14   Master's degree

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: SAE

  • 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.
  • Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business. 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.
  • 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.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. 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.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. 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.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. 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.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $17.32 hourly, $36,020 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 316,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Average (8% to 14%) Average (8% to 14%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 97,900
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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