Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors

Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.

Salary at 10th Percentile: $31,310
Median Salary: $52,100
Salary at 90th Percentile: $87,160

Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs, abilities, and interests.

Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws or administrative policies.

Assign and grade class work and homework.

Prepare and administer written, oral, and performance tests and issue grades in accordance with performance.

Conduct classes, workshops, and demonstrations to teach principles, techniques, or methods in subjects, such as basic English language skills, life skills, and workforce entry skills.

Observe and evaluate students' work to determine progress and make suggestions for improvement.

Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.

Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.

Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems or special academic interests.

Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.

Observe students to determine qualifications, limitations, abilities, interests, and other individual characteristics.

Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.

Register, orient, and assess new students according to standards and procedures.

Review instructional content, methods, and student evaluations to assess strengths and weaknesses, and to develop recommendations for course revision, development, or elimination.

Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.

Prepare students for further education by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.

Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.

Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.

Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.

Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.

Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.

Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.

Select, order, and issue books, materials, and supplies for courses or projects.

Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.

Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons that promote learning, following approved curricula.

Attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.

Collaborate with other teachers and professionals in the development of instructional programs.

Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, contests, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.

Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.

Participate in publicity planning, community awareness efforts, and student recruitment.

Technology
Example
Hot Technology
Graphics or photo imaging software
Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
Computer based training software
Computerized testing software
Data base user interface and query software
Data entry software
Spreadsheet software
Microsoft Excel
Office suite software
Microsoft Office
Electronic mail software
Microsoft Outlook
Presentation software
Microsoft PowerPoint
Desktop publishing software
Microsoft Publisher
Word processing software
Microsoft Word
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
SAP
Internet browser software
Web browser software
Tool
Example
Hot Technology
Scanners
Computer data input scanners
Desktop computers
Desktop computers
Digital camcorders or video cameras
Digital video cameras
Digital video disk players or recorders
Digital video disk DVD players
Touch screen monitors
Interactive whiteboards
Notebook computers
Laptop computers
Liquid crystal display projector
Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
Overhead projectors
Overhead data projectors
Personal computers
Personal computers
Public address systems
Sound systems
Tablet computers
Tablet computers
Televisions
Television monitors
Video cassette players or recorders
Video cassette recorders VCR
Videoconferencing systems
Videoconferencing equipment
Visual presenters
Wireless presenters
English Language
91%
Importance

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Education and Training
87%
Importance

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Customer and Personal Service
64%
Importance

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Psychology
57%
Importance

Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Mathematics
53%
Importance

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Computers and Electronics
51%
Importance

Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Sociology and Anthropology
50%
Importance

Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

Clerical
50%
Importance

Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

Administration and Management
44%
Importance

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

History and Archeology
41%
Importance

Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.

Instructing
85%
Importance

Teaching others how to do something.

Speaking
78%
Importance

Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Active Listening
75%
Importance

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Reading Comprehension
72%
Importance

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Writing
72%
Importance

Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Learning Strategies
66%
Importance

Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Monitoring
66%
Importance

Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Critical Thinking
63%
Importance

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Active Learning
63%
Importance

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Social Perceptiveness
63%
Importance

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Written Comprehension
81%
Importance

The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Written Expression
81%
Importance

The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Oral Comprehension
78%
Importance

The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Oral Expression
78%
Importance

The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Speech Clarity
75%
Importance

The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Speech Recognition
72%
Importance

The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

Deductive Reasoning
66%
Importance

The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Near Vision
66%
Importance

The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

Problem Sensitivity
63%
Importance

The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Inductive Reasoning
60%
Importance

The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Training and Teaching Others
94%
Importance

Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
76%
Importance

Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.

Getting Information
75%
Importance

Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Coaching and Developing Others
74%
Importance

Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
74%
Importance

Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

Thinking Creatively
73%
Importance

Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems
72%
Importance

Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

Documenting/Recording Information
71%
Importance

Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
70%
Importance

Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
70%
Importance

Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

Modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs.

Monitor student performance.

Evaluate student work.

Plan educational activities.

Apply multiple teaching methods.

Maintain student records.

Set up classroom materials or equipment.

Develop instructional objectives.

Encourage students.

Establish rules or policies governing student behavior.

Advise students on academic or career matters.

Assign class work to students.

Assess educational needs of students.

Perform student enrollment or registration activities.

Develop strategies or programs for students with special needs.

Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.

Prepare tests.

Create technology-based learning materials.

Enforce rules or policies governing student behavior.

Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.

Collaborate with other teaching professionals to develop educational programs.

Discuss problems or issues with supervisors.

Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.

Document lesson plans.

Select educational materials or equipment.

Promote educational institutions or programs.

Serve on institutional or departmental committees.

Write grant proposals.

Assist students with special educational needs.

Train staff members.

Prepare reports detailing student activities or performance.

Distribute instructional or library materials.

Order instructional or library materials or equipment.

Plan experiential learning activities.

Schedule instructional activities.

Collaborate with other agencies and institutions to coordinate educational matters.

Evaluate performance of educational staff.

Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise.

Contact With Others

How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?

Electronic Mail

How often do you use electronic mail in this job?

Coordinate or Lead Others

How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?

Face-to-Face Discussions

How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?

Work With Work Group or Team

How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?

Structured versus Unstructured Work

To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?

Indoors, Environmentally Controlled

How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?

Public Speaking

How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?

Freedom to Make Decisions

How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?

Physical Proximity

To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?

Major
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Social

Score: 100 / 100

Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

Artistic

Score: 67 / 100

Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

Enterprising

Score: 57 / 100

Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

Conventional

Score: 38 / 100

Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

Investigative

Score: 33 / 100

Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

Realistic

Score: 29 / 100

Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

Integrity
88%
Importance

Job requires being honest and ethical.

Dependability
88%
Importance

Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

Concern for Others
87%
Importance

Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

Cooperation
86%
Importance

Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

Self Control
86%
Importance

Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

Adaptability/Flexibility
83%
Importance

Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

Social Orientation
78%
Importance

Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

Independence
78%
Importance

Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

Attention to Detail
77%
Importance

Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

Initiative
76%
Importance

Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

Relationships
86%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.

Achievement
71%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

Independence
71%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

Working Conditions
67%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.

Recognition
67%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

Support
52%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

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