|Quick Facts: Career and Technical Education Teachers|
|$61,160 per year|
|Less than 5 years|
|2% (Slower than average)|
What Career and Technical Education Teachers Do
Career and technical education teachers instruct students in various technical and vocational subjects, such as auto repair, healthcare, and culinary arts.
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.
How to Become a Career or Technical Education Teacher
Career and technical education teachers typically need at least a bachelor’s degree and work experience in the subject that they teach. Public school teachers may be required to have a state-issued teaching certification or license.
The median annual wage for career and technical education teachers was $61,160 in May 2021.
Overall employment of career and technical education teachers is projected to grow 2 percent from 2021 to 2031, slower than the average for all occupations.
Despite limited employment growth, about 17,200 openings for career and technical education teachers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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