Educator Job Openings - 19 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $39,699

    Supervisor, Special Education
    Loudoun County Public Schools

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $39,699

    Teacher Assistant, Special Education
    Loudoun County Public Schools

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $39,699

    Teacher Assistant, Special Education
    Loudoun County Public Schools

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,550

    NEW
    CVIR Education Specialist, CVIR
    Adventist Health Care

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,550

    NEW
    Performance Psychology Education Specialist
    HJF

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,600

    Security Education and Awareness Specialist
    Eagle Ray, Inc.

    Springfield, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,600

    Educational Specialist III
    George Mason University

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,600

    Security Education and Awareness (SEA) Specialist
    Pluribus International

    Springfield, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,600

    NEW
    Educator - PT
    Lululemon Athletica Inc.

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,600

    NEW
    Educator
    Lululemon Athletica Inc.

    Merrifield, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,550

    NEW
    CVIR Education Specialist, CVIR
    Adventist Healthcare

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,600

    NEW
    Seasonal Educator (Contracted)
    Lululemon Athletica Inc.

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,550

    NEW
    Educator
    Lululemon Athletica Inc.

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,600

    NEW
    Educator
    Lululemon Athletica Inc.

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,600

    Security Education and Awareness (SEA) Specialist
    Adams Communication Engineering Technology

    Fort Belvoir, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,600

    Educational Specialist III
    George Mason University

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,600

    NEW
    Part Time Educator
    Lululemon Athletica Inc.

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,600

    NEW
    Educator Factory Outlet
    Lululemon Athletica Inc.

    Leesburg, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,600

    NEW
    Educator - Part Time
    Lululemon Athletica Inc.

    Washington, DC

Educator Jobs

average

$87,600

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Getting Information
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Deal with People
  • Make Decisions

What does an Educator do

An Educator provides instruction or education to others. They are responsible for creating and distributing educational content, such as notes, summaries, and assignments.

how to become an Educator

Educational requirements vary with the subject taught and the type of educational institution. Most commonly, postsecondary teachers must have a Ph.D. However, a master's degree may be enough for some postsecondary teachers at community colleges. In career and technical schools, work experience may be important for getting a postsecondary teaching job.

Education

Postsecondary teachers who work for 4-year colleges and universities typically need a doctoral degree in their field. Some schools may hire those with a master’s degree or those who are doctoral degree candidates for some specialties, such as fine arts, or for some part-time positions.

Doctoral programs generally take multiple years after the completion of a bachelor’s degree program. They spend time completing a master’s degree and then writing a doctoral dissertation, which is a paper presenting original research in the student’s field of study. Candidates usually specialize in a subfield, such as organic chemistry or European history.

Community colleges or career and technical schools also may hire those with a master’s degree. However, in some fields, there are more applicants than available positions. In these situations, institutions can be more selective, and they frequently choose applicants who have a Ph.D. over those with a master’s degree.

Postsecondary teachers who teach career and technical education courses, such as culinary arts or cosmetology, may not be required to have graduate-level education. At a minimum they must hold the degree of the program in which they are teaching. For example, the teacher must hold an associate’s degree if they teach a program that is at the associate’s degree level. In addition, work experience or certification may be just as important as education for getting a postsecondary teaching job at a career or technical school.

Other Experience

Some institutions may prefer to hire those with teaching or other work experience, but this is not a requirement for all fields or for all employers.

In health specialties, art, or education fields, hands-on work experience in the industry can be important. Postsecondary teachers in these fields often gain experience by working in an occupation related to their field of expertise.

In fields such as biological science, physics, and chemistry, some postsecondary teachers have postdoctoral research experience. These short-term jobs, sometimes called “post-docs,” usually involve working for 2 to 3 years as a research associate or in a similar position, often at a college or university.

Some postsecondary teachers gain teaching experience by working as graduate teaching assistants—students who are enrolled in a graduate program and teach classes in the institution in which they are enrolled.

Some postsecondary teachers, especially adjunct professors, have another job in addition to teaching.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Postsecondary teachers who prepare students for an occupation that requires a license, certification, or registration, may need to have—or they may benefit from having—the same credential. For example, a postsecondary nursing teacher might need a nursing license or a postsecondary education teacher might need a teaching license.

Advancement

A major goal for postsecondary teachers with a doctoral degree is attaining a tenure—a guarantee that a professor cannot be fired without just cause. It can take up to 7 years of moving up the ranks in tenure-track positions. The ranks are assistant professor, associate professor, and professor. Tenure is granted through a review of the candidate’s research, contribution to the institution, and teaching.

Tenure and tenure track positions are declining as institutions are relying more heavily on part-time faculty.

Some tenured professors advance to administrative positions, such as dean or president. For information on deans and other administrative positions, see the profile on postsecondary education administrators. For more information about college and university presidents, see the profile on top executives.

Important Qualities

Critical-thinking skills. To challenge established theories and beliefs, conduct original research, and design experiments, postsecondary teachers need good critical-thinking skills.

Interpersonal skills. Most postsecondary teachers need to be able to work well with others and must have good communication skills to serve on committees and give lectures.

Resourcefulness. Postsecondary teachers need to be able to present information in a way that students will understand. They need to adapt to the different learning styles of their students and teach students who have little or no experience with the subject.

Speaking skills. Postsecondary teachers need good communication skills to give lectures.

Writing skills. Most postsecondary teachers need to be skilled writers to publish original research and analysis.

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Possible Educator Career Paths

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Educator Videos

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Real Educator Salaries

Get paid what you deserve

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Herbal and Nutraceutical Educator Australian Herbal Solutions LLC Hillsborough, CA Jul 27, 2016 $208,700 -
$730,450
Herbal and Nutraceutical Educator Australian Herbal Solutions LLC Hillsborough, CA Jun 03, 2014 $208,700 -
$521,750
Education Specialist Creative Solution Services Inc. Ossining, NY Oct 02, 2015 $135,000
Education Specialist Creative Solution Services Inc. Ossining, NY Sep 15, 2015 $135,000
Education Specialist Creative Solution Services Inc. Ossining, NY Apr 08, 2016 $135,000
Education Specialist Creative Solution Services Inc. Ossining, NY Oct 01, 2015 $135,000
Education Specialist Creative Solution Services Inc. Ossining, NY Aug 15, 2016 $135,000
Education Specialist Creative Solution Services Inc. Ossining, NY Jun 01, 2015 $135,000
Neuroanesthesia Educator Duke University and Medical Center Durham, NC Dec 28, 2016 $121,913
Math Curriculum Educator K-5 Math Teaching Resources LLC New York, NY Aug 25, 2014 $90,000

Top Skills for a Educator

Know what it takes to get the job done

ClassroomManagementCurriculumDevelopmentWeeklyLessonPlansMathematicsEducationProgramsLanguageArtsHistoryChildSafetyOutreachSpecialEducationProfessionalDevelopmentCustomerServiceIEPEducationDepartmentSpecialNeedsLiteracySupervisePowerpointKindergarten

Top Educator Skills

The three most common skills for educator jobs are:
  1. Classroom Management
  2. Curriculum Development
  3. Weekly Lesson Plans
The skill that employers don’t seem to have as a strong a need for educator jobs is Kindergarten.

Language Arts, Professional Development, Kindergarten, Safety, Mathematics, Weekly Lesson Plans, Outreach, Special Needs, Supervise, Special Education, Literacy, Customer Service, Classroom Management, IEP, Child, Education Programs, Powerpoint, History, Curriculum Development, Education Department

Top Educator Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Educator Employers

There are currently 10 companies with Educator jobs. The company with the highest employment for a Educator is Vita Coco.

Other companies that have high employment for Educator jobs are:
  1. Children's Youth Family Collaborative (CYFC)
  2. Lululemon Athletica
  3. Quality Care for Kids
  4. Intersections Inc.

Vita Coco, Children's Youth Family Collaborative (CYFC), Lululemon Athletica, Quality Care for Kids, Intersections Inc., Vita Coco Coconut Water, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Training and Development, Educational Talent Search (ETS), Liquid Education

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