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.

Vocational Education Teacher 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 Vocational Education Teacher

  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $54,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Vocational Education Teacher 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 Vocational Education Teacher

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 Vocational Education Teacher?

Send To A Friend

What are you looking for?

Take our 2 minute survey and see the best Vocational Education Teacher jobs for you.

Vocational Education Teacher Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Do you work as a Vocational Education Teacher?

Average Yearly Salary
$54,000
Show Salaries
$38,000
Min 10%
$54,000
Median 50%
$54,000
Median 50%
$54,000
Median 50%
$54,000
Median 50%
$54,000
Median 50%
$54,000
Median 50%
$54,000
Median 50%
$76,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
San Joaquin County
Highest Paying City
New York, NY
Highest Paying State
New York
Avg Experience Level
4.3 years
How much does a Vocational Education Teacher make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Vocational Education Teacher in the United States is $54,405 per year or $26 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $38,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $76,000.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

See what's out there.

Real Vocational Education Teacher Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary Ota Franchise Corporation Jul 14, 2014 $89,280
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary New York General Consulting, Inc. Mar 14, 2013 $87,859
Vocational Education Teachers Postsecondary Dessin Design College Jan 31, 2011 $85,883
Vocational Education Teachers Postsecondary Dessin Design College Feb 08, 2011 $85,883
Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary New York General Consulting, Inc. Jun 13, 2012 $84,323
Vocational Education Teachers Postsecondary Westpak, Inc. Jun 17, 2011 $75,858
Vocational Educational Teachers, Secondary School Oakland Schools May 12, 2008 $75,250
Vocational Education Teachers Postsecondary Professional Culinary Institute Dec 19, 2012 $75,000
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary Jc Air Academy Inc. Jun 28, 2013 $73,445
Vocational Education Teachers Postsecondary North Dakota State University Jun 07, 2010 $66,500
Vocational Education Teacher Seconday SCH. Jewish Educational Center Mar 06, 2008 $65,470
Vocational Education Teachers Postsecondary F.I.T. Aviation, LLC Oct 28, 2010 $63,720
Vocational Education Teachers Postsecondary F.I.T. Aviation, LLC Dec 30, 2010 $63,720
Vocational Education Teachers Dew Software, Inc. Sep 23, 2014 $63,000
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary University of Dubuque Mar 13, 2014 $57,100
Vocational Education Teacher Postsecondary Johnson & Wales University May 16, 2011 $56,785
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary Oklahoma State University Sep 08, 2010 $55,000
Vocational Education Teacher Paralegal Institute of South Florida, Inc. Aug 25, 2016 $52,968
Vocational Education Teachers Postsecondary Asa Institute Oct 01, 2010 $52,175
Lab Instructor-Vocational Education Teacher, Postsecondary Mission Language and Vocational School, Inc. Aug 17, 2016 $52,175 -
$83,480
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary Kendall College, LLC Sep 27, 2012 $52,000 -
$57,000
Vocational Education Teachers Postsecondary The Salon People Inc. (Aka Tsp Inc.) Jun 28, 2012 $52,000
Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School Our Planet Management Institute, Ltd. Nov 05, 2009 $48,750
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary Rosel School of Cosmetology Sep 03, 2014 $48,298
Vocational Education Teachers Postsecondary Vabad, Inc. (DBA Career Advancement Solutions Apr 23, 2009 $47,250
Vocational Education Teacher, Postsecondary Altodos, Inc. Jul 25, 2008 $44,578
Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Jun 14, 2010 $43,900
Vocational Education Teachers Health Career College Mar 14, 2008 $43,827
Vocational Education Teacher, Postsecondary California School of Health Sciences Feb 10, 2010 $43,827
Vocational Education Teacher Us Virgin Islands Department of Education Sep 12, 2009 $43,000

No Results

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

See More Salaries

Top Skills for A Vocational Education Teacher

  1. Classroom Management
  2. Vocational Education
  3. Mathematics
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Implemented classroom management/behavioral techniques effectively.
  • Enabled students to acquire entry-level job skills through vocational education planning.
  • Employed a variety of student-owned strategies and developed interactive projects to facilitate engagement and a deeper understanding of mathematics concepts.
  • Implemented detailed lesson plans to improve student achievement.
  • Provided fundamental programming along with computer applications to grades k-8th.

Rank:

Average Salary:

Embed On Your Website

Top 10 Best States for Vocational Education Teachers

  1. New Jersey
  2. Michigan
  3. New York
  4. Texas
  5. New Mexico
  6. Iowa
  7. Alaska
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Illinois
  10. Kansas
  • (455 jobs)
  • (377 jobs)
  • (450 jobs)
  • (1,355 jobs)
  • (100 jobs)
  • (117 jobs)
  • (32 jobs)
  • (124 jobs)
  • (764 jobs)
  • (122 jobs)

Vocational Education Teacher Demographics

Gender

Male

51.5%

Female

40.6%

Unknown

7.9%
Ethnicity

White

58.9%

Hispanic or Latino

15.9%

Black or African American

12.1%

Asian

10.1%

Unknown

3.0%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

75.0%

Persian

25.0%

Vocational Education Teacher Education

Schools

Liberty University

12.5%

California State University - San Bernardino

8.3%

Wilmington College

8.3%

Lynchburg College

4.2%

Salem State University

4.2%

Bethel University (Minnesota)

4.2%

Feather River College

4.2%

Edward Waters College

4.2%

Florida State College at Jacksonville

4.2%

Washington State University

4.2%

Delta State University

4.2%

York College

4.2%

Lindenwood University

4.2%

University of Texas at El Paso

4.2%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

4.2%

University of California - Davis

4.2%

North Carolina Central University

4.2%

Trinity University

4.2%

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

4.2%

Lamar University

4.2%
Show More
Majors

Elementary Education

14.3%

Education

14.3%

General Education, Specific Areas

11.9%

Special Education

11.9%

Management

4.8%

Business

4.8%

Secondary Education And Teaching

4.8%

Liberal Arts

4.8%

Information Sciences

2.4%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

2.4%

Microbiology

2.4%

Writing

2.4%

Community Organization And Advocacy

2.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.4%

Food And Nutrition

2.4%

Occupational Therapy

2.4%

Computer Science

2.4%

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, And Research

2.4%

Health Care Administration

2.4%

Hospitality Management

2.4%
Show More
Degrees

Masters

39.6%

Bachelors

32.1%

Certificate

13.2%

Associate

7.5%

High School Diploma

5.7%

Doctorate

1.9%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

Top Vocational Education Teacher Employers

Jobs From Top Vocational Education Teacher Employers

Related To Your Recently Viewed Content

Updated May 18, 2020