What Do High School Teacher Do?
Position Description Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
High School Teacher Responsibilities
- Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
- Perform administrative duties, such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
- Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
- Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
- Administer standardized ability and achievement tests and interpret results to determine students’ strengths and areas of need.
- Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
High School Teacher Skills
These are the skills High School Teachers say are the most useful in their careers:
Instructing: Teaching others how to do something.
Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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.
Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Learning Strategies: Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Types of High School Teacher Jobs
- Secondary History Teacher
- Organ Teacher
- Biology Teacher
- Geometry Teacher
- Religion Teacher
What Kind of High School Teacher Job Opportunities Are There?
There were about 1,018,700 jobs for High School Teacher in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 7.5% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 76,800 new jobs for High School Teacher by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 79,500 job openings in this field each year.
The states with the most job growth for High School Teacher are Utah, Nevada, and Texas. Watch out if you plan on working in Vermont, Connecticut, or Maine. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.
Salary for a High School Teacher
High School Teachers make between $39,740 and $97,500 a year.
High School Teachers who work in California, New York, or Massachusetts, make the highest salaries.
Below is a list of the median annual salaries for High School Teachers in different U.S. states.
|State||Annual Mean Salary|
|District of Columbia||$65,180|
What Tools do High School Teachers Use?
Below is a list of the types of tools and technologies that High School Teachers may use on a daily basis:
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Office
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Web browser software
- Email software
- Microsoft SharePoint
- Google Drive
- Video editing software
- Instructional software
Becoming a High School Teacher
Are there High School Teachers education requirements?
How many years of work experience do I need?
Where High School Teachers Work
High School Teachers work in the following industries:
Career changers with experience as a High School Teacher sometimes find work in one of the following fields:
- Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
- Recreation and Fitness Studies Professors
- Communications Professors
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