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What Does it Take to Be a Technical Education High School Teacher?

Technical Education High School Teacher Job Description Teach occupational, career and technical, or vocational subjects at the secondary school level in public or private schools.

What Do Technical Education High School Teachers Do On a Daily Basis?

  • Plan and supervise work-experience programs in businesses, industrial shops, and school laboratories.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
  • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
  • Place students in jobs or make referrals to job placement services.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.

Skills Needed to be a Technical Education High School Teacher

These are the skills Technical Education High School Teachers say are the most useful in their careers:

Instructing: Teaching others how to do something.

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.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Job Demand for Technical Education High School Teachers

There were about 78,700 jobs for Technical Education High School Teacher in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 6.4% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 5,000 new jobs for Technical Education High School Teacher by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 6,000 job openings in this field each year.

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The states with the most job growth for Technical Education High School Teacher are Utah, Nevada, and Texas. Watch out if you plan on working in Vermont, Connecticut, or Wyoming. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Do Technical Education High School Teachers Make A Lot Of Money?

The average yearly salary of a Technical Education High School Teacher ranges between $41,250 and $91,190.

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Technical Education High School Teachers who work in Connecticut, Massachusetts, or California, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Technical Education High School Teachers in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $49,980
Alaska $76,860
Arizona $51,430
Arkansas $54,210
California $77,580
Colorado $55,890
Connecticut $80,900
Florida $52,800
Georgia $64,420
Idaho $61,310
Illinois $66,840
Indiana $56,580
Iowa $58,540
Kansas $55,970
Kentucky $57,490
Louisiana $54,670
Maine $55,120
Maryland $71,760
Massachusetts $83,880
Michigan $65,730
Minnesota $65,450
Mississippi $48,020
Missouri $49,590
Montana $53,000
Nebraska $61,870
Nevada $59,700
New Hampshire $61,480
New Jersey $71,630
New Mexico $52,250
New York $76,000
North Carolina $50,680
North Dakota $57,480
Ohio $64,890
Oklahoma $45,730
Oregon $51,250
Pennsylvania $65,540
Rhode Island $74,740
South Carolina $52,900
South Dakota $44,310
Tennessee $54,140
Texas $60,170
Utah $59,740
Vermont $63,940
Virginia $65,290
Washington $68,170
West Virginia $47,030
Wisconsin $58,670
Wyoming $59,330

Tools & Technologies Used by Technical Education High School Teachers

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Technical Education High School Teachers:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Web browser software
  • Data entry software
  • Email software
  • Google Docs
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Learning management system LMS
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Course management system software
  • Desire2Learn
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Sakai CLE
  • DOC Cop
  • iParadigms Turnitin
  • Image scanning software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D

Becoming a Technical Education High School Teacher

Individuals working as a Technical Education High School Teacher have obtained the following education levels:

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How many years of work experience do I need?

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Where Technical Education High School Teachers Work

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The table below shows the approximate number of Technical Education High School Teachers employed by various industries.

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