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Public Educator

Career Overview

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


Career Outlook


Projections 2022-2030

New job opportunities are likely in the future. With a
7% Percent change.


2020 Employment

72,300

2030 Employment

77,500

What training is needed?

People starting in this career usually have:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Less than 5 years work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Programs that can prepare you for this career are:
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Health Occupations Teacher Education
  • Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education

What does a typical day look like?

  • Apply multiple teaching methods.
  • Establish rules or policies governing student behavior.
  • Evaluate student work.
  • Monitor student performance.
  • Monitor student behavior, social development, or health.