Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
Teach or instruct courses other than those that normally lead to an occupational objective or degree. Courses may include self-improvement, nonvocational, and nonacademic subjects. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.
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: Monitor students' performance to make suggestions for improvement and to ensure that they satisfy course standards, training requirements, and objectives. Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations. Enforce policies and rules governing students. Observe students to determine qualifications, limitations, abilities, interests, and other individual characteristics. Conduct classes, workshops, and demonstrations, and provide individual instruction to teach topics and skills such as cooking, dancing, writing, physical fitness, photography, personal finance, and flying. Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests. Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students. Prepare students for further development by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks. Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate. Prepare instructional program objectives, outlines, and lesson plans. Review instructional content, methods, and student evaluations to assess strengths and weaknesses, and to develop recommendations for course revision, development, or elimination. Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities. Attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
License: To become licensed, a person must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education, have completed a teacher education program, or be a participant in an Alabama alternative certification program. A person must also receive background clearance from the Alabama and Federal Bureaus of Investigation. Application Fee: $30; Renewal Fee: $30; Background Review Fee: $52.15.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $10.83   Entry $22,538.00
Mean $20.31   Mean $42,256.00
Experience $25.05 Experience $52,115.00

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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