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Vocational Education Instructor

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Vocational Education Instructor teaches technical or job related skills to students, and uses work-based experience to help students learn about and prepare for jobs in a particular occupation. Provides training for jobs in business, health care, auto repair, information technology, culinary arts, or other areas. Teaches in a public high school, a regional or college program, or at a private training program.

Job Outlook

There were 1806 Vocational Education Instructor job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 40135 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Vocational Education Instructor industry, which includes the Vocational Education Instructor career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Vocational Education Instructor 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 $60,077.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $56,699.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Vocational Education Instructor postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $48,486.

Education and Experience

Posted Vocational Education Instructor 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 Degree17.7%
Bachelor's Degree35.01%
Master's Degree15.21%
Doctoral Degree4.64%
Other19.06%

Posted Vocational Education Instructor 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 years35.89%
3 to 5 years50%
6 to 8 years9.81%
9+ years4.3%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Vocational Education Instructor 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 (49.52%)
  • Communication (30.24%)
  • Writing (14.19%)
  • Management (13%)
  • Planning (10.82%)
  • Leadership (10.32%)
  • Interpersonal Communications (9.51%)
  • Problem Solving (6.82%)
  • Customer Service (6.79%)
  • Research (6.35%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Curriculum Development (26.67%)
  • Adult Education (10.15%)
  • Cannabis (0.05%)
  • Lesson Planning (30.34%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Vocational Education Instructor skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Welding Instructor
  • Elementary Education Teacher
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Continuing Education Instructor
  • Culinary Arts Instructor
  • Vocational Instructor
  • Driver Education Instructor
  • Instructor
  • Early Education Teacher
  • Technology Instructor

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 Vocational Education Instructor jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Chicago Public Schools (719)
  • Swing Education (267)
  • Core Civic (242)
  • Universal Technical Institute (226)
  • Grease Monkey (211)
  • YMCA (211)
  • CoreCivic (205)
  • Aerotek (198)
  • State Of West Virginia (193)
  • State of South Carolina (174)

North Carolina

  • Fayetteville Technical Community College (133)
  • Guilford Technical Community College (68)
  • Wake County Public Schools (48)
  • Pender County Schools (45)
  • Central Piedmont Community College (38)
  • Durham Public Schools (34)
  • Cumberland County Schools (33)
  • North Carolina State University (29)
  • Lee County Schools (28)
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (27)

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!