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Middle / High School Teacher (Other)

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Middle or High School Teacher teaches middle school students, usually in grades 6 - 12, in a public or private school. Teaches one subject, or a group of subjects, such as math and science; works with one class all year or teaches different classes of students throughout the day. May mentor students, coach a school team or advise a student club. May specialize in working with students learning English or students with learning disabilities or emotional and behavioral disorders.

Job Outlook

There were 2662 Middle / High School Teacher (Other) job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 63807 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Middle / High School Teacher (Other) industry, which includes the Middle / High School Teacher (Other) career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Middle / High School Teacher (Other) jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $59,918.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $55,975.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Middle / High School Teacher (Other) postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $53,612.

Education and Experience

Posted Middle / High School Teacher (Other) jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree49.26%
Master's Degree13.34%
Doctoral Degree1.29%
Other12.43%

Posted Middle / High School Teacher (Other) jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years70.85%
3 to 5 years23.78%
6 to 8 years1.68%
9+ years3.69%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Middle / High School Teacher (Other) positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Teaching (55.42%)
  • Communication (36.78%)
  • Planning (18.56%)
  • Mathematics (18.25%)
  • English Language (17.61%)
  • Writing (15.02%)
  • Interpersonal Communications (12.86%)
  • Problem Solving (9.97%)
  • Coaching (9.12%)
  • Leadership (9.1%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Science Education (11.36%)
  • Differentiated Instruction (12.68%)
  • Mathematics Education (15.78%)
  • Lesson Planning (41.22%)
  • Social Studies (12.09%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Educational Assessment (10.78%)
  • Special Education (14.67%)
  • Individualized Education Programs (IEP) (13.83%)
  • Classroom Management (24.21%)
  • Curriculum Development (19.15%)
  • Learning Styles (14.42%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Common Core Standards (5.12%)
  • Language Arts (5.94%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Differentiated Instruction (100%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Middle / High School Teacher (Other) skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Middle School Teacher
  • Middle School Science Teacher
  • Middle School Math Teacher
  • After School Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • Middle School Social Studies Teacher
  • After School Instructor
  • Middle School Ela Teacher
  • Teacher
  • Middle School English Teacher

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Middle / High School Teacher (Other) jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Success Academy (1058)
  • Stride K12 (797)
  • Learning Care Group (748)
  • KinderCare Education (547)
  • Charter Schools USA (498)
  • Atlas Preparatory Academy (467)
  • YMCA (357)
  • State Of West Virginia (354)
  • IDEA Public Schools (345)
  • Oakland Unified School District (276)

North Carolina

  • Union County Public Schools (196)
  • Wake County Public Schools (167)
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (115)
  • Learning Care Group (67)
  • Rockingham County Schools (65)
  • Charter Schools USA (55)
  • Johnston County Public Schools (44)
  • Lee County Schools (40)
  • FIS (39)
  • Pitt County Schools (39)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!