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- Answer students’ questions.
- Assist students with boarding or exiting school buses.
- Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, or teacher training workshops to improve professional competence.
- Counsel students with adjustment or academic problems.
- Distribute or collect tests or homework assignments.
- Distribute teaching materials, such as textbooks, workbooks, papers, and pencils to students.
- Enforce school and class rules to maintain order in the classroom.
- Follow lesson plans designed by absent teachers.
- Grade students’ assignments and exams.
- Operate equipment such as computers or audio-visual aids to supplement presentations.
- Organize and supervise games or other recreational activities.
- Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, or assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
- Restock teaching materials or supplies.
- Supervise students during activities outside the classroom, such as recess, lunch, and field trips.
- Take class attendance and maintain attendance records.
- Teach a variety of subjects, such as English, mathematics, and social studies.
- Teach social skills to students, such as communication, conflict resolution, and etiquette.
- Tutor or assist students individually or in small groups.
- Computer based training software — Common Curriculum; EasyCBM; Moodle; Schoology (see all 5 examples)
- Desktop communications software — Edmodo
- Multi-media educational software — Nearpod; Seesaw
- Project management software — Google Classroom
- Video conferencing software — Google Meet
- Video creation and editing software — Flipgrid
Detailed Work Activities
- Teach classes in area of specialization.
- Distribute instructional or library materials.
- Supervise school or student activities.
- Advise students on academic or career matters.
- Assist patrons with entering or exiting vehicles or other forms of transportation.
- Assist students with special educational needs.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Coordinate student extracurricular activities.
- Enforce rules or policies governing student behavior.
- Evaluate student work.
- Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
- Maintain student records.
- Operate audiovisual equipment.
- Operate computers or computerized equipment.
- Teach daily living skills or behaviors.
- Teach life skills.
- Tutor students who need extra assistance.
|Title||Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed|
|Education||Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor’s degree, but some do not.|
|Related Experience||A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.|
|Job Training||Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.|
|Job Zone Examples||Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include real estate brokers, sales managers, database administrators, graphic designers, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.|
|SVP Range||(7.0 to < 8.0)|
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2020)||$14.12 hourly, $29,370 annual|
|Employment (2020)||536,900 employees|
|Projected growth (2020-2030)||
Faster than average (10% to 15%)
|Projected job openings (2020-2030)||71,400|
|Top industries (2020)|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 wage data
and 2020-2030 employment projections
“Projected growth” represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2020-2030). “Projected job openings” represent openings due to growth and replacement.