High Schools are Recruiting Teachers who Graduated College with CTE Credentials
“I graduated with a B.S. degree in robotics last year,” a young woman tells us. “And guess what? I couldn’t get a job designing robots. However, I did get a great job teaching middle school and high school students how to build them. I’m having the time of my life!”
If this young teacher had gotten a full engineering degree and studied industrial robotics or AI, she might have gotten a job at a company like Fanuc or Mitsubishi. But she found a job in teaching.
High Schools and Colleges Are Hiring Teachers Who Majored in CTE Subjects
Public school systems, as well as community colleges, are hiring teachers who can teach a variety of tech subjects.
What kind of subjects are CTE-savvy college grads being hired to teach? Here is a partial list:
- CTE courses (yes, it is a course category)
- Agriculture and agricultural science
- Aircraft maintenance
- Animation and video
- Architecture and pre-architecture
- Audio and video production
- Auto repair
- Broadcast journalism
- Building design
- City and smart planning design
- Computer-aided design and manufacturing teacher
- Computer programming
- Computer science
- Construction Trades
- CTE business administration
- Culinary arts and science
- Digital media
- Electrical grid design
- Emergency medical response
- Film and television studies
- Fire and EMS studies
- Fire safety
- Graphic design
- Health science
- HVAC and refrigeration
- Metal fabrication
- Metal shop
- Millwork and cabinetry manufacturing
- Plumbing technology
- Product design
- Sports medicine
- Video broadcasting
- Web design
The Lesson Is . . .
There seem to be more teaching jobs in technical subject areas than there are in business or industry. That’s something to bear in mind as you give advice to technically-oriented students – or if you are such a student yourself.
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