Teach or instruct courses other than those that normally lead to an occupational objective or degree. Courses may include self-improvement, nonvocational, and nonacademic subjects. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.
Median Annual Wage: $36,020
Education: High school diploma or equivalent (30%); Bachelor's degree (20%); Master's degree (14%)
Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)
Related Job Titles: Dance Instructor; Martial Arts Instructor; Gymnastics Instructor; Swimming Instructor; Piano Teacher; Ballet Teacher; Driving Instructor; Flute Teacher; Scuba Diving Instructor; Ceramics Instructor
Monitor students' performance to make suggestions for improvement and to ensure that they satisfy course standards, training requirements, and objectives.
Enforce policies and rules governing students.
Observe students to determine qualifications, limitations, abilities, interests, and other individual characteristics.
Conduct classes, workshops, and demonstrations, and provide individual instruction to teach topics and skills such as cooking, dancing, writing, physical fitness, photography, personal finance, and flying.
Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
Prepare students for further development by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
Prepare instructional program objectives, outlines, and lesson plans.
Review instructional content, methods, and student evaluations to assess strengths and weaknesses, and to develop recommendations for course revision, development, or elimination.
Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
Attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.