Career Details

Workforce Education Specialist


Career Overview

A workforce education specialist teaches high school teachers about teaching in areas directly related to the local workforce. A person in this position has regular contact with people in industry.


A master’s degree in curriculum and instruction or a related field is required to obtain this position. A doctorate may make a person more competitive during the job search. A master's degree typically takes two-three years to earn after earning a four-year bachelor's degree. Earning a doctorate may require an additional two-three years of college work.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$35,000 /yr
$62,000 /yr
$100,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Public Speaking
  • Communication
  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
Future Outlook

Because of the small number of positions, there will likely be some competition for these positions.

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Work Environment

A person in this position likely works for a school system.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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