An information technology instructor teaches students IT-related skills such as Microsoft systems, coding languages, and more. They can work with students of all ages-in high schools, vocational schools, and continuing education facilities targeting vulnerable adults. It goes without saying that an information technology instructor needs to be proficient in the technology that they teach before standing up in front of a classroom.
However, technical brilliance is not enough. Information technology instructors also need to know how to explain technology in an accessible way, manage a classroom, and grade assignments to ensure that their students are on the right track.
Most information technology instructors have at least a bachelor's degree in information technology, although some have only an associate's or a certificate. They usually have professional experience working in IT before becoming instructors.
Since IT skills are more and more in demand, becoming an information technology instructor is a solid career choice. They earn an average salary of $62,734 a year, and the demand for this career is expected to grow by 10%.