There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being an organ teacher. For example, did you know that they make an average of $24.85 an hour? That's $51,692 a year!
Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 4% and produce 38,200 job opportunities across the U.S.
There are certain skills that many organ teachers have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed communication skills, patience and resourcefulness.
When it comes to the most important skills required to be an organ teacher, we found that a lot of resumes listed 31.1% of organ teachers included classroom management, while 13.9% of resumes included special events, and 12.0% of resumes included lesson plans. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.
When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the organ teacher job title. But what industry to start with? Most organ teachers actually find jobs in the education and non profits industries.
If you're interested in becoming an organ teacher, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 49.2% of organ teachers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 21.2% of organ teachers have master's degrees. Even though most organ teachers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.
Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become an organ teacher. When we researched the most common majors for an organ teacher, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on organ teacher resumes include associate degree degrees or doctoral degree degrees.
You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become an organ teacher. In fact, many organ teacher jobs require experience in a role such as teacher. Meanwhile, many organ teachers also have previous career experience in roles such as volunteer or substitute teacher.
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In addition to switching up your job search, it might prove helpful to look at a career path for your specific job. Now, what's a career path you ask? Well, it's practically a map that shows how you might advance from one job title to another. Our career paths are especially detailed with salary changes. So, for example, if you started out with the role of instructor you might progress to a role such as team leader eventually. Later on in your career, you could end up with the title development director.
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The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 31.1% of organ teachers listed classroom management on their resume, but soft skills such as communication skills and patience are important as well.