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Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School

Teach occupational, vocational, career, or technical subjects to students at the secondary school level.

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    Work Activities

    • Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
    • Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of secondary school programs.
    • Select, order, store, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
    • Select, order, store, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
    • Sponsor extracurricular activities, such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.
    • Instruct students in the knowledge and skills required in a specific occupation or occupational field, using a systematic plan of lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, and laboratory, shop, and field studies.
    • Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
    • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
    • Place students in jobs, or make referrals to job placement services.
    • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injury and damage.
    • Assign and grade class work and homework.
    • Assign and grade class work and homework.
    • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
    • Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
    • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
    • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
    • Select, order, store, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
    • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
    • Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
    • Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
    • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
    • Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
    • Plan and supervise work-experience programs in businesses, industrial shops, and school laboratories.
    • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injury and damage.
    • Prepare materials and classroom for class activities.
    • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
    • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
    • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
    • Keep informed about trends in education and subject matter specialties.
    • Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
    • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
    • Perform administrative duties, such as school library assistance, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
    • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
    • Guide and counsel students with adjustments, academic problems, or special academic interests.
    • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
    • Plan and supervise work-experience programs in businesses, industrial shops, and school laboratories.
    • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
    • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
    • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.
    • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
    • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
    • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
    • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.

    Skills

    • Systems Analysis

      Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it.

    • Troubleshooting

      Figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work.

    • Programming

      Writing computer programs.

    • Operation and Control

      Using equipment or systems.

    • Equipment Maintenance

      Planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment.

    • Repairing

      Repairing machines or systems using the right tools.

    • Management of Financial Resources

      Making spending decisions and keeping track of what is spent.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Reading work-related information.

    • Service Orientation

      Looking for ways to help people.

    • Monitoring

      Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.

    • Persuasion

      Talking people into changing their minds or their behavior.

    • Negotiation

      Bringing people together to solve differences.

    • Operations Analysis

      Figuring out what a product or service needs to be able to do.

    • Instructing

      Teaching people how to do something.

    • Quality Control Analysis

      Testing how well a product or service works.

    • Judgment and Decision Making

      Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one.

    • Management of Personnel Resources

      Selecting and managing the best workers for a job.

    • Equipment Selection

      Deciding what kind of tools and equipment are needed to do a job.

    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working.

    • Active Listening

      Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

    • Science

      Using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems.

    • Active Learning

      Figuring out how to use new ideas or things.

    • Learning Strategies

      Using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things.

    • Social Perceptiveness

      Understanding people's reactions.

    • Management of Material Resources

      Managing equipment and materials.

    • Time Management

      Managing your time and the time of other people.

    • Writing

      Writing things for co-workers or customers.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others.

    • Mathematics

      Using math to solve problems.

    • Critical Thinking

      Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

    • Coordination

      Changing what is done based on other people's actions.

    • Complex Problem Solving

      Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

    • Systems Evaluation

      Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

    • Technology Design

      Making equipment and technology useful for customers.

    • Installation

      Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs.

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    Applied Math
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    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Originality

      Creating new and original ideas.

    • Explosive Strength

      Jumping, sprinting, or throwing something.

    • Visual Color Discrimination

      Noticing the difference between colors, including shades and brightness.

    • Glare Sensitivity

      Seeing something even if there is a glare or very bright light.

    • Auditory Attention

      Paying attention to one sound while there are other distracting sounds.

    • Sound Localization

      Noticing the direction that a sound came from.

    • Memorization

      Remembering words, numbers, pictures, or steps.

    • Extent Flexibility

      Bending, stretching, twisting, or reaching with your body, arms, and/or legs.

    • Gross Body Coordination

      Moving your arms, legs, and mid-section together while your whole body is moving.

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      Keeping your arm or hand steady.

    • Rate Control

      Changing when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

    • Mathematical Reasoning

      Choosing the right type of math to solve a problem.

    • Written Expression

      Communicating by writing.

    • Spatial Orientation

      Knowing where things are around you.

    • Response Orientation

      Quickly deciding if you should move your hand, foot, or other body part.

    • Wrist-Finger Speed

      Making fast, simple, repeated movements of your fingers, hands, and wrists.

    • Speed of Closure

      Quickly knowing what you are looking at.

    • Peripheral Vision

      Seeing something to your side when your are looking ahead.

    • Oral Comprehension

      Listening and understanding what people say.

    • Speech Recognition

      Recognizing spoken words.

    • Finger Dexterity

      Putting together small parts with your fingers.

    • Oral Expression

      Communicating by speaking.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      Using rules to solve problems.

    • Perceptual Speed

      Quickly comparing groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

    • Category Flexibility

      Grouping things in different ways.

    • Near Vision

      Seeing details up close.

    • Speech Clarity

      Speaking clearly.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      Making general rules or coming up with answers from lots of detailed information.

    • Time Sharing

      Doing two or more things at the same time.

    • Dynamic Strength

      Exercising for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

    • Trunk Strength

      Using your lower back and stomach.

    • Stamina

      Exercising for a long time without getting out of breath.

    • Dynamic Flexibility

      Quickly and repeatedly bending, stretching, twisting, or reaching out with your body, arms, and/or legs.

    • Gross Body Equilibrium

      Keeping your balance or staying upright.

    • Far Vision

      Seeing details that are far away.

    • Depth Perception

      Deciding which thing is closer or farther away from you, or deciding how far away it is from you.

    • Written Comprehension

      Reading and understanding what is written.

    • Selective Attention

      Paying attention to something without being distracted.

    • Manual Dexterity

      Holding or moving items with your hands.

    • Speed of Limb Movement

      Quickly moving your arms and legs.

    • Static Strength

      Lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying.

    • Night Vision

      Seeing at night or under low light.

    • Hearing Sensitivity

      Telling the difference between sounds.

    • Visualization

      Imagining how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

    • Number Facility

      Adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing.

    • Control Precision

      Quickly changing the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

    • Multilimb Coordination

      Using your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down.

    • Reaction Time

      Quickly moving your hand, finger, or foot based on a sound, light, picture or other command.

    • Fluency of Ideas

      Coming up with lots of ideas.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      Noticing when problems happen.

    • Information Ordering

      Ordering or arranging things.

    • Flexibility of Closure

      Seeing hidden patterns.

    Knowledge

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

    • Economics and Accounting

      Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

    • Food Production

      Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • Design

      Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    • Physics

      Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub-atomic structures and processes.

    • Communications and Media

      Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

    • Law and Government

      Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

    • Biology

      Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    • Sociology and Anthropology

      Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures, and their history and origins.

    • Medicine and Dentistry

      Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

    • Fine Arts

      Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

    • Administrative

      Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • Chemistry

      Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

    • Transportation

      Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

    • Telecommunications

      Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

    • Psychology

      Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

    • Geography

      Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.

    • Therapy and Counseling

      Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

    • Education and Training

      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Foreign Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

    • History and Archeology

      Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.

    • Philosophy and Theology

      Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.

    • Sales and Marketing

      Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    • Personnel and Human Resources

      Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

    • Engineering and Technology

      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

    • Building and Construction

      Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 78500/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 5,350
    • Yearly Projected Openings 380

    Typical Education

    Personality

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

    Tools

    • Adjustable widemouth pliers
    • Adjustable wrenches
    • Air compressors
    • Anvils
    • Automatic lathe or chucking machine
    • Awls
    • Belt sander
    • Binocular light compound microscopes
    • Blow torch
    • Calipers
    • Claw hammer
    • Cold chisels
    • Commercial use scales
    • Compact disk players or recorders
    • Composter
    • Desktop computers
    • Digital camcorders or video cameras
    • Digital cameras
    • Digital video disk players or recorders
    • Dissection kits or supplies
    • Domestic baking pans
    • Domestic blenders
    • Domestic convectional ovens
    • Domestic crock pot
    • Domestic dish washers
    • Domestic food processors
    • Domestic graters
    • Domestic hair dryers
    • Domestic knives
    • Domestic measuring cups
    • Domestic microwave ovens
    • Domestic mixers
    • Domestic ranges
    • Domestic strainers or colanders
    • Drafting tables
    • Drill press or radial drill
    • Ear plugs
    • Electric hair clipper
    • Epidiascopes
    • Facial shields
    • Fire blankets
    • Fluorescent lamps
    • General tool kits
    • Hacksaw
    • Hair combs or brushes
    • Heat guns
    • High capacity removable media drives
    • Incubators or brooders for poultry
    • Injection molding machines
    • Inkjet printers
    • Ironing machines or presses
    • Jacks
    • Laser fax machine
    • Laser printers
    • Laundry type washing machines
    • Levels
    • Liquid crystal display projector
    • MP3 players or recorders
    • Metal inert gas welding machine
    • Micrometers
    • Microphone stand
    • Microphones
    • Milling machines
    • Mitre box
    • Multimedia projectors
    • Multimeters
    • Notebook computers
    • Offset printing presses
    • Offset socket wrenches
    • Overhead projectors
    • Photocopiers
    • Planes
    • Plotter printers
    • Pneumatic nail drivers
    • Portable data input terminals
    • Power drills
    • Power planes
    • Power saws
    • Projection screens or displays
    • Reciprocating saw
    • Safety glasses
    • Scanners
    • Scientific calculator
    • Screwdrivers
    • Scroll saw
    • Sewing machines
    • Shears
    • Slide projectors
    • Soldering iron
    • Special purpose telephones
    • Spot welding machine
    • Swiveling barber chair
    • Tablet computers
    • Tachometers
    • Taps
    • Teleconference equipment
    • Televisions
    • Touch screen monitors
    • Tungsten inert gas welding machine
    • Vertical machining center
    • Videoconferencing systems
    • Web cameras
    • Welder gloves
    • Welder torch
    • Welding masks
    • Welding positioner and manipulator
    • pH meters

    Technology

    • Calendar and scheduling software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Computer based training software
    • Desktop communications software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Information retrieval or search software
    • Internet browser software
    • Multi-media educational software
    • Office suite software
    • Optical character reader OCR or scanning software
    • Presentation software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Word processing software

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