Automotive technology teachers instruct students regarding automotive-related subjects at high schools and colleges and universities. They lecture classes, conduct hands-on instruction in repair shops and laboratories, and create and grade examinations. They also may conduct research, write for publications, and aid in administration.
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The median annual salary for secondary career/technical education teachers was $60,250 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $41,250; the highest 10 percent earned $91,190 or more. The median salary for postsecondary vocational education teachers was $53,120 in May 2018, with the highest 10 percent earning $94,100 or more and...
Most teachers are contracted to work 10 months out of the year, with a two-month vacation during the summer. During their summer break, many continue their education to renew or upgrade their teaching licenses (for secondary school teachers) and earn higher salaries. Teachers in schools that operate year-round work eight-week sessions with one-week breaks in between and a five-week vacation in ...
According to the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Occupational Outlook Handbook, overall employment of career and technical education teachers is expected to show little or no change through 2028. While teachers will continue to be needed to help prepare students for technical careers, the DOL reports that job opportunities will be better at secondary schools, where slower than average...