High School Career and Technical Education Teachers
On the Job
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers teach occupational, career and technical, or vocational subjects at the high school level. They teach in public and private schools. They help students prepare to enter a particular occupation, such as one in auto repair, healthcare, business, or culinary arts.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Encourage students.
- Collaborate with other teaching professionals to develop educational programs.
- Discuss problems or issues with supervisors.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
- Select educational materials or equipment.
- Apply multiple teaching methods.
- Teach others to use technology or equipment.
- Teach vocational courses.
- Develop instructional objectives.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Coordinating or leading others.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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