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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


2030 Employment


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.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2055370
Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.