Vocational teachers instruct students in a wide variety of career and technical subjects beyond the high school level. They prepare students for careers that require important skills, but not always a college degree.
A bachelor's degree or licensure in whatever field will be taught may be necessary to obtain this position. In some areas, a master's degree may be required. A master's degree typically takes about two-three years to earn after first earning a four-year bachelor's degree.
Job opportunities for technical and community college instructors should be good over the next 10 years, but many colleges are increasing the numbers of part-time (adjunct) professors. There are likely to be more opportunities for part-time than full-time work.
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Vocational teachers generally work in technical or community colleges. They may teach classes during the day, at night, or online.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada