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Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary - 25-1194.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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. Includes correspondence school, industrial, and commercial 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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Instructor
  • Cosmetology Instructor
  • Professor
  • Business Instructor
  • Flight Instructor
  • Medical Assistant Instructor
  • Practical Nursing Instructor
  • Teacher
  • Automotive Instructor
  • Automotive Technology Instructor

SOC Occupation Groups

25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations
25-1000 Postsecondary Teachers
25-1190 Miscellaneous Postsecondary Teachers
25-1194.00 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Related Occupations


  • Acquire, maintain, and repair laboratory equipment and tools.
  • Administer oral, written, or performance tests to measure progress and to evaluate training effectiveness.
  • Advise students on course selection, career decisions, and other academic and vocational concerns.
  • Arrange for lectures by experts in designated fields.
  • Conduct on-the-job training classes or training sessions to teach and demonstrate principles, techniques, procedures, or methods of designated subjects.
  • Determine training needs of students or workers.
  • Develop curricula and plan course content and methods of instruction.
  • Develop teaching aids such as instructional software, multimedia visual aids, or study materials.
  • Integrate academic and vocational curricula so that students can obtain a variety of skills.
  • Observe and evaluate students' work to determine progress, provide feedback, and make suggestions for improvement.
  • Participate in conferences, seminars, and training sessions to keep abreast of developments in the field, and integrate relevant information into training programs.
  • Prepare outlines of instructional programs and training schedules and establish course goals.
  • Prepare reports and maintain records such as student grades, attendance rolls, and training activity details.
  • Present lectures and conduct discussions to increase students' knowledge and competence using visual aids, such as graphs, charts, videotapes, and slides.
  • Provide individualized instruction and tutorial or remedial instruction.
  • Review enrollment applications and correspond with applicants to obtain additional information.
  • Select and assemble books, materials, supplies, and equipment for training, courses, or projects.
  • Serve on faculty and school committees concerned with budgeting, curriculum revision, and course and diploma requirements.
  • Supervise and monitor students' use of tools and equipment.
  • Supervise independent or group projects, field placements, laboratory work, or other training.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
  • Advise students on academic or career matters.
  • Apply multiple teaching methods.
  • Assess educational needs of students.
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
  • Create technology-based learning materials.
  • Develop instructional objectives.
  • Evaluate student work.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Monitor student performance.
  • Perform student enrollment or registration activities.
  • Plan educational activities.
  • Prepare reports detailing student activities or performance.
  • Schedule instructional activities.
  • Select educational materials or equipment.
  • Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
  • Supervise laboratory work.
  • Supervise student research or internship work.
  • Teach vocational courses.
  • Tutor students who need extra assistance.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Workspace Trainer (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

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