Potential Career/Occupation Information

Career / Technical Education Teacher

Occupation Information table
Overview: They train students who are interested in working in trades such as building and construction, graphic arts and metal working. They teach how to use tools, machines and cost estimating for areas such as woodworking, electricity, and sheet metal works.
Duties: They design and teach curriculum focusing on theory and development of perceptual and manipulative skills used in mechanical drawing, graphic arts, woodworking, electrical projects, etc.

Train students to use machinery, bench tools and power equipment used in technical occupations that support the construction industry. They teach safety procedures for equipment operation.

Teach mathematics required to calculate and verify measurements that are used in designing patterns, estimating the amounts of materials needed and estimating project costs.

Demonstrate how to create wooden, metal or cardboard models and mock-ups of costly projects in order to assure the customer of user approval prior to actual construction.

Degree(s): A.S. Theatre: Concentrations in Acting or Technical Theatre 
Job Outlook: Employment in this field is expected have little or no change from 2014 to 2024. For comparison, the average growth rate for all occupations over the same time period is projected to be 5% to 8%.
Salary Range (National Average): $31,000 to $38,000
Education Level: Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.
Additional Training/Education: All states require that public school teachers be certified for one or several related subjects. All states require a bachelor's degree and completion of an approved teacher training program with a prescribed number of subject credits and supervised practice teaching. Almost all states require teachers to be enrolled in continuing education courses for renewal of the teacher's certificate. Some states require a master's degree.
Recommended Skills:
  • Painting, drawing, crafting, sculpting and creative designing.
  • Paying attention to what other people are saying, and taking time to understand the points being made.
  • Allocating and budgeting your time for different tasks so that things get done when needed.
  • Using mathematics and/or statistics to solve problems.
  • Being aware of the reactions of others, and understanding why they react the way they do.
  • The ability to understand complex written paragraphs, instructions, or reports.
  • Talking, giving speeches, or speaking in a group to convey information, explain ideas, or give instructions.
  • Teaching others how to do something.
Recommended Values:
  • Being involved in helping other people in a direct way either individually or in a small group.
  • Doing something to contribute to the betterment of the world. Doing something for the greater good.
 

* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .

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Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.

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