What to expect : Vocational teachers, also known as career or technical teachers, bring their work experience into the classroom, shop or laboratory to instruct others. Examples of subjects a vocational teacher might teach include automotive repair, cosmetology, computer technology, radiologic technology and electronics repair. Vocational teachers might work with students at the middle and high school levels or with adult students attending a college or technical school. Exact duties depend on the employer, the subject and the age of the students, though most vocational teachers share some common duties.

Skills Required

Vocational school teachers are excellent at communicating information to students. Teaching vocational programs requires the ability to design lesson plans that will motivate and interest students. Vocational school teachers are comfortable working with students in classrooms, laboratories, and other training facilities with minimal supervision or assistance.