Career Training Degrees

Career summary: Career and Technical Education Teachers

Average Salary

$51,910

National Average, Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Outlook

Good

9% job growth by 2022, which is below average

Earn a degree in career training from an accredited college

Overview

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Why would I want a career training degree?

Career and technical education teachers help students explore and prepare to enter a specific occupation, such as ones in healthcare and information technology. They use a variety of teaching techniques to help students learn and develop skills related to a specific career or area of study.

Job Description

What does a career training educator do?

Career and technical education teachers instruct students in various technical and vocational subjects, such as auto repair, healthcare, and culinary arts. They teach academic and technical content to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter an occupation.

Salary

How much does a career training educator make?

The median annual wage for career and technical education teachers was $51,910 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $31,530, and the top 10 percent earned more than $83,180.

Career Outlook

How popular are career training jobs?

Overall demand for career and technical education teachers will be driven by a continued need for programs that prepare students for technical careers.

Population growth will increase school enrollment, particularly in middle and high schools. However, students continue to take more academic and fewer career and technical classes. As a result, employment growth of career and education teachers in middle and high schools will be limited.

Career Path

How do I become a career training educator?

Although career and technical education teachers typically need a bachelor’s degree, some enter the occupation with a high school diploma or an associate’s degree. Career and technical education teachers also need work experience in the subject they teach. Some teachers, particularly those in public schools, may also be required to have a state-issued certification or license. Requirements for certification vary by state.

Salary and career outlook data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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