|Quick Facts: Career and Technical Education Teachers|
|$55,240 per year|
|Less than 5 years|
|4% (Slower than average)|
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.
Most career and technical education teachers work in middle, high, and postsecondary schools, such as 2-year colleges. Others work in technical, trade, and business schools. Although they generally work during school hours, some teach evening or weekend classes.
Career and technical education teachers must have at least a bachelor’s degree. They also need work experience in the subject they teach. Some teachers, particularly those in public schools, may be required to have a state-issued certification or license. Requirements for certification or licensure vary by state.
The median annual wage for career and technical education teachers was $55,240 in May 2017.
Overall employment of career and technical education teachers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations. Demand for career and technical education teachers will be driven by a continued need for programs that prepare students for technical careers.
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