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What Do Technical Education Teacher Do?

Job Description: 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.

What Do Technical Education Teachers Do On a Daily Basis?

  • Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  • Select, store, order, issue, inventory, and maintain classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.

What Skills Do You Need to Work as a Technical Education Teacher?

When polled, Technical Education Teachers say the following skills are most frequently used in their jobs:

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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

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.

Instructing: Teaching others how to do something.

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 Technical Education Teacher

  • Computer Discovery Teacher
  • Middle School Family and Consumer Science Teacher (Middle School FACS Teacher)
  • Home Economics Teacher
  • Vocational Teacher
  • Vocational Trainer

Technical Education Teacher Employment Estimates

There were about 12,700 jobs for Technical Education Teacher in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 7.1% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 900 new jobs for Technical Education Teacher by 2026. The BLS estimates 1,000 yearly job openings in this field.

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The states with the most job growth for Technical Education Teacher are Kentucky, South Dakota, and Texas. Watch out if you plan on working in Connecticut, New Jersey, or Nebraska. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Do Technical Education Teachers Make A Lot Of Money?

The average yearly salary of a Technical Education Teacher ranges between $39,890 and $92,550.

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Technical Education Teachers who work in Alaska, Pennsylvania, or Connecticut, make the highest salaries.

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

State Annual Mean Salary
Alaska $92,840
Arizona $37,780
Arkansas $49,150
California $57,790
Colorado $57,910
Connecticut $78,590
Florida $48,150
Georgia $56,780
Illinois $69,420
Indiana $56,110
Iowa $53,510
Kansas $54,840
Louisiana $53,820
Maryland $71,950
Massachusetts $67,350
Michigan $63,330
Minnesota $65,380
Mississippi $51,070
Nebraska $63,120
Nevada $57,480
New Hampshire $61,580
New York $82,210
North Carolina $50,330
North Dakota $69,680
Ohio $66,980
Oklahoma $43,680
Pennsylvania $86,170
South Carolina $53,870
South Dakota $46,040
Tennessee $58,780
Texas $58,410
Virginia $61,150
Washington $68,700
Wisconsin $58,930
Wyoming $60,360

What Tools & Technology do Technical Education Teachers Use?

Below is a list of the types of tools and technologies that Technical Education Teachers may use on a daily basis:

  • 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
  • iParadigms Turnitin
  • Sakai CLE
  • Collaborative editing software
  • DOC Cop
  • Image scanning software

Becoming a Technical Education Teacher

What kind of Technical Education Teacher requirements are there?

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How Long Does it Take to Become a Technical Education Teacher?

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Where Technical Education Teachers Work

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The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.

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