FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Program Instructor Overview

This job has expired and is no longer available.
APPLY NOW
Apply Now
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Your search has been saved!

Working As a Program Instructor

  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • $33,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Program Instructor 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.

Duties

Career and technical education teachers typically do the following:

  • Create lesson plans and assignments
  • Instruct students on how to develop certain skills
  • Show how to apply classroom knowledge through hands-on activities
  • Demonstrate and supervise the safe and proper use of tools and equipment
  • Monitor students’ progress, assign tasks, and grade assignments
  • Discuss students’ progress with parents, students, and counselors
  • Develop and enforce classroom rules and safety procedures

Career and technical education teachers help students explore and prepare to enter a specific occupation, in fields such as healthcare or information technology. They use a variety of teaching techniques to help students learn and develop skills related to a specific career or field of study. They demonstrate tasks, techniques, and tools used in an occupation. They may assign hands-on tasks, such as replacing brakes on cars, taking blood pressure, or recording vital signs. Teachers typically oversee these tasks in workshops and laboratories in the school.

Some teachers establish relationships with local businesses and nonprofit organizations to provide practical work experience for students. They also serve as advisers to students participating in career and technical student organizations.

The specific duties of career and technical education teachers vary by the grade and subject they teach. In middle schools and high schools, they teach general concepts in a classroom and through practical exercises in workshops and laboratories.

In postsecondary schools, they teach specific career skills that help students earn a certificate, diploma, or an associate’s degree, and prepare them for a specific job. For example, welding instructors teach students various welding techniques and essential safety practices. They also monitor the use of tools and equipment, and have students practice procedures until they meet the specific standards required by the trade.

In most states, teachers in middle and high schools instruct one subject within the 16 major career fields, also known as Career Clusters. For example, the career cluster known as architecture and construction includes instruction in designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining structures.

Teachers instructing courses in agricultural, food, and natural resources teach topics such as agricultural production; agriculture-related business; veterinary science; and plant, animal, and food systems. For example, they may have students plant and care for crops and tend to animals so that students can apply what they have learned in the classroom.

Career and technical education teachers in hospitality and tourism teach students in subjects such as nutrition, culinary arts, or hotel lodging. For example, teachers may instruct and supervise students in creating menus and preparing food.

Some teach the skills necessary to work as technicians and assistants, such as nursing and dental assistants in health-science occupations.

For information on all 16 major Career Clusters and programs in all other states, visit National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Program Instructor

Career and technical education teachers must have a bachelor’s degree. They also need work experience in the subject they teach. Some teachers, particularly those in public schools, also may be required to have a state-issued certification or license. Requirements for certification vary by state.

Education

Career and technical education teachers in public schools generally need a bachelor’s degree in the field they teach, such as agriculture, engineering, or computer science.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many career and technical education teachers need work experience in the field they teach. For example, automotive mechanics, chefs, and nurses typically spend years in their career before moving into teaching.

Training

Some states require prospective career and technical education teachers to complete a period of fieldwork, commonly referred to as student teaching. In some states, this program is a prerequisite for a license to teach in public schools. During student teaching, prospective teachers gain experience in preparing lessons and teaching students under the supervision and guidance of a mentor teacher. The amount of time required for these programs varies by state, but may last from 1 to 2 years.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

States may require career and technical education teachers in public schools to be licensed or certified. Requirements for certification vary by state. Most states require teachers to pass a background check.

Certification typically requires completing a student teaching program and a bachelor’s degree. States usually require candidates to pass a general teaching certification test.

Teachers may be required to complete annual professional development courses to maintain their license. For certification requirements in your state, visit Teach.org.

Some states offer an alternative route to certification for prospective teachers who have a bachelor’s degree or work experience in their field, but lack the education courses required for certification. Alternative programs typically cover teaching methods, development of lesson plans, and classroom management.

In addition to teaching certification, career and technical education teachers who prepare students for an occupation that requires a license or certification may need to have and maintain the same credential. For example, career and technical education teachers who instruct welding may need to have certification in welding.

Advancement

Experienced teachers can advance to become mentors and lead teachers, helping less experienced teachers to improve their teaching skills.

Teachers may become school counselors, instructional coordinators, or principals. These positions generally require additional education, an advanced degree, or certification. An advanced degree in education administration or leadership may be helpful.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Career and technical education teachers must be able to explain technical concepts in terms that students can understand.

Organizational skills. Career and technical education teachers have many students in different classes throughout the day. They must be able to organize their time and teaching materials.

Patience. Working with students of different abilities and backgrounds can be difficult. Teachers must be patient with each student in their classroom and develop a positive learning environment.

Resourcefulness. Teachers need to be able to develop different ways of presenting information and demonstrating tasks so that students can learn.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as a Program Instructor?

Send To A Friend

Program Instructor Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Program Instructor Career Paths

Program Instructor
Share

Do you work as a Program Instructor?

Average Yearly Salary
$33,000
Show Salaries
$23,000
Min 10%
$33,000
Median 50%
$33,000
Median 50%
$33,000
Median 50%
$33,000
Median 50%
$33,000
Median 50%
$33,000
Median 50%
$33,000
Median 50%
$47,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Guilford County Schools
Highest Paying City
Madison, WI
Highest Paying State
New York
Avg Experience Level
2.2 years
How much does a Program Instructor make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Program Instructor in the United States is $33,248 per year or $16 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $23,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $47,000.

Real Program Instructor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Nursing Program Instructor South Seattle Community College Seattle, WA Jun 01, 2013 $169,130
Global Health Program Instructor-Family Medicine Residency Program Providence Health & Services-Wa Olympia, WA Dec 16, 2014 $138,000
Programming/Web Design Instructor ECPI College of Technology Glen Allen, VA Jan 01, 2011 $65,000
Transitional Program of Instruction (TPI) Teacher Dekalb CUSD #428 DeKalb, IL Jan 01, 2013 $62,827
Suzuki String Program Instructor The Wyoming Fine Arts Center Wyoming, OH Oct 02, 2010 $62,610
Distance Engineering Degree Program Instructor The University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND Aug 01, 2010 $60,464
Nursing Program Instructor Four-T Enterprises Ida Grove, IA Oct 12, 2009 $58,000
Nursing Program Instructor Navajo Technical University Crownpoint, NM Aug 01, 2015 $51,912
Transitional Program of Instruction (TPI) Teacher Dekalb CUSD #428 DeKalb, IL Jan 01, 2010 $50,609
Nursing Program Instructor Crownpoint Institute of Technology, Inc. Crownpoint, NM Feb 06, 2012 $50,400
Nursing Program Instructor Media Solutions, Inc. Ida Grove, IA Nov 15, 2009 $49,000
After School Program Instructor Lily Yip Table Tennis Center, Inc. Dunellen, NJ Aug 22, 2016 $45,914
After School Program Instructor Lily Yip Table Tennis Center, Inc. Dunellen, NJ Aug 22, 2013 $45,914
Scientific Programming Instructor New Horizons Regional Education Centers Hampton, VA Sep 12, 2015 $45,620 -
$65,364
Program Chair/Instructor Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana Columbus, IN Jun 19, 2008 $45,000
Program Chair/Instructor Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana Columbus, IN Apr 04, 2008 $45,000
Fitness Program Instructor Ima Group, Inc. Las Vegas, NV Oct 15, 2011 $42,137
Fitness Program Instructor Ima Group, Inc. Las Vegas, NV Oct 28, 2011 $42,137
After School Program Instructor Lily Yip Table Tennis Center, Inc. Dunellen, NJ Oct 01, 2012 $41,740

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

See More Salaries

Top Skills for A Program Instructor

  1. Curriculum Development
  2. Safe Environment
  3. Lesson Plans
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maximized teaching productivity and impact by mentoring K-12 teachers in areas of curriculum development and student needs.
  • Ensured that cleanliness & safe environment are appropriately maintained.
  • Developed and implemented weekly lesson plans for new programs designed to meet specific educational needs of each individual student.
  • Provide training in independent living skills to a developmentally disabled population.
  • Managed classroom and resolved behavioral issues in a way that ensured positive and empowerment-inducing learning environment for all students.

Rank:

Average Salary:

Embed On Your Website

Top 10 Best States for Program Instructors

  1. New York
  2. Michigan
  3. Louisiana
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Georgia
  6. Alaska
  7. Pennsylvania
  8. South Carolina
  9. Virginia
  10. West Virginia
  • (374 jobs)
  • (177 jobs)
  • (108 jobs)
  • (90 jobs)
  • (230 jobs)
  • (38 jobs)
  • (340 jobs)
  • (106 jobs)
  • (333 jobs)
  • (13 jobs)

Program Instructor Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 7,260 Program Instructor resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

Learn How To Create A Top Notch Program Instructor Resume

View Resume Examples

Program Instructor Demographics

Gender

Female

53.4%

Male

34.3%

Unknown

12.3%
Ethnicity

White

61.9%

Hispanic or Latino

15.3%

Black or African American

11.5%

Asian

7.6%

Unknown

3.7%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

53.2%

French

10.7%

Chinese

4.6%

Portuguese

3.6%

German

3.6%

Mandarin

3.3%

Japanese

3.1%

Korean

2.6%

Italian

2.6%

Arabic

2.6%

Russian

2.0%

Cantonese

1.5%

Vietnamese

1.0%

Indonesian

1.0%

Swahili

0.8%

Hindi

0.8%

Thai

0.8%

Greek

0.8%

Urdu

0.8%

Polish

0.8%
Show More

Program Instructor Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

19.1%

Southern University and A & M College

6.0%

New York University

6.0%

University of Washington

5.1%

Michigan State University

4.9%

University of Southern California

4.9%

Walden University

4.6%

Florida State University

4.6%

Kaplan University

4.6%

University of Connecticut

4.4%

Eastern Michigan University

3.9%

Arizona State University

3.9%

Ashford University

3.7%

Grand Canyon University

3.7%

Southern Connecticut State University

3.7%

University of Pennsylvania

3.5%

Ohio State University

3.5%

Capella University

3.5%

University of Pittsburgh -

3.5%

Temple University

3.3%
Show More
Majors

Business

13.6%

Psychology

9.9%

Nursing

9.3%

Education

7.3%

Elementary Education

6.4%

Social Work

5.6%

Criminal Justice

4.6%

Computer Science

4.6%

English

4.1%

Kinesiology

4.0%

Medical Assisting Services

3.9%

Human Services

3.6%

Communication

3.4%

Educational Leadership

3.0%

Management

2.9%

Health Care Administration

2.9%

Biology

2.9%

Special Education

2.8%

Liberal Arts

2.7%

Sociology

2.7%
Show More
Degrees

Bachelors

36.5%

Masters

26.8%

Other

18.7%

Associate

7.2%

Doctorate

4.6%

Certificate

4.5%

Diploma

1.3%

License

0.5%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

Top Program Instructor Employers

Show More

Jobs From Top Program Instructor Employers

Program Instructor Videos

How to Create a Passive Income with the Udemy Affiliate Program

Hartpury Elite Equine: A Day in the Life

Career Advice on becoming a Trainee PE Teacher by Andrea C (Full Version)

Related To Your Recently Viewed Content

Updated May 19, 2020