Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education
Instruct students in secondary public or private schools in one or more subjects at the secondary level, such as English, mathematics, or social studies. May be designated according to subject matter specialty, such as typing instructors, commercial teachers, or English teachers. Exclude "Vocational Education Secondary School Teachers" (25-2032) and "Special Education Teachers" (25-2041 through 25-2043).
Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Tasks: Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students. Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies. Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests. Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations. Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students. Assign and grade class work and homework. Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities. Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry   Entry $41,326.00
Mean   Mean $50,868.00
Experience Experience $55,639.00

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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25-2031.00 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education