CAREER
CLUSTER
BRIEF

HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, AND UNIVERSITY TEACHING

CAREER AREA - SOCIAL SCIENCES



Work Performed

Work activities in this group primarily involve teaching academic or vocational subjects at any of the levels ranging from high school through college and graduate school. They also involve teaching secondary and elementary school subjects to the hearing impaired, the visually impaired, and students with learning and/or physical disabilities. The subjects usually are part of an established educational curriculum, and a majority of workers perform as members of staffs. Tutoring individuals or groups in specific academic or vocational subjects in either an academic or nonacademic environment occasionally is involved.

Worker Requirements
Interest in people and ability to communicate ideas; intellectual capacity sufficient to acquire necessary background in subject matter area and in teaching techniques; organizational ability to present facts in answering students’ questions and to plan programs of instruction; and perception for clerical detail.


Sample Occupations

Faculty Member, College or University
Teacher, Secondary School
Teacher, Hearing Impaired
Teacher, Emotionally Impaired
Teacher, Visually Impaired
Teacher, Physically Impaired
Teacher, Mentally Impaired
Teacher, Learning Disabled
Instructor, Vocational Training
Teacher, Adult Education


Related Clusters

Creative Arts Instructing and Directing
Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School Teaching
Physical Education and Recreation Instruction
Counseling and Social Work


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