Secondary School Teachers

Also called: English Teacher, Mathematics Instructor (Math Instructor), Social Studies Teacher, Teacher,



What they do:
Teach one or more subjects to students at the secondary school level.
On the job, you would:
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Math and Science
  • psychology
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • notice when problems happen
Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Office suite software
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft Office
Computer based training software
  • Moodle
  • Schoology
Video creation and editing software
  • Flipgrid
  • Screencastify

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
  • bachelor's degree
  • master's degree
usually needed

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$61,660
$40,540
$99,660

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What they do:
Teach one or more subjects to students at the secondary school level.

On the job, you would:
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.

KNOWLEDGE

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Math and Science
  • psychology
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions

ABILITIES

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • notice when problems happen
Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Office suite software
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft Office
Computer based training software
  • Moodle
  • Schoology
Video creation and editing software
  • Flipgrid
  • Screencastify

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
  • bachelor's degree
  • master's degree
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$61,660
$40,540
$99,660

EXPLORE MORE