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Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
District Of Columbia

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Teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects at the postsecondary level but at less than the baccalaureate to students who have graduated or left high school. Includes correspondence school, industrial, and commercial instructors and adult education teachers and instructors who prepare persons to operate industrial machinery and equipment and transportation and communications equipment. Teaching may take place in public or private schools whose primary business is education or in a school associated with an organization whose primary business is other than education.

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Currently Employed: 220

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $22.31 - $39.76

Typical Annual Salary: $46,400 - $82,700

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: Less than 5 years

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Supervise and monitor students' use of tools and equipment.
  • Observe and evaluate students' work to determine progress, provide feedback, and make suggestions for improvement.
  • Determine training needs of students or workers.
  • Administer oral, written, or performance tests to measure progress and to evaluate training effectiveness.
  • Prepare reports and maintain records such as student grades, attendance rolls, and training activity details.
  • Conduct on-the-job training classes or training sessions to teach and demonstrate principles, techniques, procedures, or methods of designated subjects.
  • Integrate academic and vocational curricula so that students can obtain a variety of skills.
  • Develop curricula and plan course content and methods of instruction.
  • Develop teaching aids such as instructional software, multimedia visual aids, or study materials.
  • Participate in conferences, seminars, and training sessions to keep abreast of developments in the field, and integrate relevant information into training programs.

tools & technology

  • Brake repair kits
  • Micrometers
  • Multimedia projectors
  • Portable data input terminals
  • Pressure gauge

  • Computer based training software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Information retrieval or search software
  • Word processing software

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