Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects at the postsecondary level (but at less than the baccalaureate) to students who have graduated or left high school. Include correspondence school instructors; industrial, commercial and government training instructors; and adult education teachers and instructors who prepare persons to operate industrial machinery and equipment and transportation and communications equipment. Teaching may take place in public or private schools whose primary business is education or in a school associated with an organization whose primary business is other than education.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Supervise and monitor students' use of tools and equipment. Observe and evaluate students' work to determine progress, provide feedback, and make suggestions for improvement. Determine training needs of students or workers. Administer oral, written, or performance tests to measure progress and to evaluate training effectiveness. Prepare reports and maintain records such as student grades, attendance rolls, and training activity details. Conduct on-the-job training classes or training sessions to teach and demonstrate principles, techniques, procedures, or methods of designated subjects. Integrate academic and vocational curricula so that students can obtain a variety of skills. Develop curricula and plan course content and methods of instruction. Develop teaching aids such as instructional software, multimedia visual aids, or study materials. Participate in conferences, seminars, and training sessions to keep abreast of developments in the field, and integrate relevant information into training programs. Present lectures and conduct discussions to increase students' knowledge and competence using visual aids, such as graphs, charts, videotapes, and slides. Supervise independent or group projects, field placements, laboratory work, or other training. Select and assemble books, materials, supplies, and equipment for training, courses, or projects. Prepare outlines of instructional programs and training schedules and establish course goals. Provide individualized instruction and tutorial or remedial instruction. Advise students on course selection, career decisions, and other academic and vocational concerns.
License: In order for an individual to be eligible for an instructor license, the individual must comply with educational requirements set forth by the Board, make application to the Board, pay an applicable fee, and successfully pass the written and practical instructor examination. All licensed cosmetology instructors must hold a valid license as a cosmetologist. Original License: $15.00 Written Examination: $75.00 Practical Examination Fee: $45.00 Renewal Fee: $80.00
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $10.03   Entry $20,872.00
Mean $20.16   Mean $41,939.00
Experience $25.22 Experience $52,472.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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