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Career Details :: Vocational Education Teachers Postsecondary
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 instructors; industrial, commercial and government training 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.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Conducts on-the-job training, classes, or training sessions to teach and demonstrate principles, techniques, procedures, or methods of designated subjects.
- Observes and evaluates students' work to determine progress, provide feedback, and make suggestions for improvement.
- Prepares outline of instructional program and training schedule and establishes course goals.
- Administers oral, written, or performance tests to measure progress and to evaluate effectiveness of training.
- Selects and assembles books, materials, supplies, and equipment for training, courses or projects.
- Solves operational problems and provides technical assistance with equipment and process techniques.
- Participates in meetings, seminars, and training sessions and integrates relevant information into training program.
- Recommends advancement, transfer, or termination of student or trainee based on mastery of subject.
- Arranges for lectures by subject-matter experts in designated fields.
- Reviews enrollment applications and corresponds with applicants.
- Prepares reports and maintains records, such as student grades, attendance, training activities, production records, and supply or equipment inventories.
- Develops teaching aids, such as instructional software, multimedia visual aids, computer tutorials, or study materials, for instruction in vocational or occupational subjects.
- Corrects, grades, and comments on lesson assignments.
- Determines training needs of students or workers.
- Plans course content and method of instruction.
- Presents lectures and conducts discussions to increase students' knowledge and competence, using visual aids, such as graphs, charts, videotapes, and slides.
- Dietitians and Nutritionists
- Graduate Teaching Assistants
- Health Educators
- Instructional Coordinators
- Teacher Assistants
- Training and Development Managers
General Work Activities
- Teaching Others
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
- Updating & Using Job-Relevant Knowledge
- Implementing Ideas, Programs, etc.
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Deal With External Customers
- Coordinate or Lead Others