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CAREER PREP TEACHER: Fostering Relationships With Businesses For Student Internships

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Lisa, a career preparation teacher, works in work-based learning. She is responsible for overseeing several classes and supervising work-based learning off campus. She tells us that she decided to switch from teaching agricultural science to career prep when she found the former to be too demanding to be able to start a family, but she has found career prep education to be a lot of fun.

Degree: Agricultural Education
Job Title: High School Career Preparation Teacher

Job Summary: Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School

Job Description

Career and technical education teachers help students in middle school and high school develop career-related and technical skills.

On-the-Job Training

Internship/residency

Certification Requirement
Requirements for certification vary by state.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$35,000 - $80,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Seasonal, Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Military, Outdoor, Travel, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Creativity, Leadership ability, Organizational skills, Patience, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills
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m='12770'>go</span> <span m='12870'>off</span> <span m='13070'>campus</span> <span m='14350'>and</span> <span m='14810'>supervise</span> <span m='15300'>students</span> <span m='15710'>that</span> <span m='15890'>are</span> <span m='16070'>at</span> <span m='16210'>their</span> <span m='16329'>job</span> <span m='16610'>sites.</span> <span m='16945'>So</span> <span m='17280'>I</span> <span m='17370'>work</span> <span m='17660'>with</span> <span m='17800'>the</span> <span m='17870'>businesses</span> <span m='19280'>to</span> <span m='19420'>foster</span> <span m='19780'>relationships</span> <span m='20560'>with</span> <span m='20680'>the</span> <span m='20760'>students</span> <span m='21130'>and</span> <span m='21220'>help</span> <span m='21390'>them</span> <span m='21510'>get</span> <span m='21700'>really</span> <span m='21900'>good</span> <span m='22040'>learning</span> <span m='22360'>experience</span> <span m='23010'>as</span> <span m='23160'>far</span> <span m='23360'>as</span> <span m='23480'>what</span> <span m='23640'>jobs</span> <span m='23960'>are</span> <span m='24080'>like.</span> </p><p><span m='25790'>I</span> <span m='26460'>graduated</span> <span m='26920'>from</span> <span m='27050'>Texas</span> <span m='27410'>Tech</span> <span m='27660'>University.</span> <span m='28680'>I</span> <span m='28780'>majored</span> <span m='29080'>in</span> <span m='29300'>agricultural</span> <span m='29980'>education</span> <span m='30690'>and</span> <span m='31020'>started</span> <span m='31310'>out</span> <span m='31510'>as</span> <span m='31690'>a</span> <span m='31710'>ag</span> <span m='32000'>science</span> <span m='32330'>teacher.</span> <span m='33570'>And</span> <span m='34390'>because</span> <span m='34720'>it</span> <span m='34770'>was</span> <span m='34870'>such</span> <span m='35100'>a</span> <span m='35120'>demanding</span> <span m='35520'>job</span> <span m='36160'>and</span> <span m='36450'>I</span> <span m='36750'>wanted</span> <span m='37020'>to</span> <span m='37100'>start</span> <span m='37320'>a</span> <span m='37360'>family,</span> <span m='37760'>I</span> <span m='37820'>moved</span> <span m='38080'>to</span> <span m='38430'>career</span> <span m='38700'>preparation</span> <span m='40210'>and</span> <span m='40490'>started</span> <span m='41270'>teaching</span> <span m='41810'>that</span> <span m='42370'>and</span> <span m='43410'>became</span> <span m='43710'>a DECA</span> <span m='44130'>advisor.</span> <span m='45126'>It was a lot</span> <span m='45602'>of fun.</span> </p><p><span m='46554'>What</span> <span m='47030'>do you wish</span> <span m='47510'>you knew</span> <span m='47670'>when you</span> <span m='47900'>started your</span> <span m='48180'>career</span> <span m='48665'>that you know</span> <span m='49150'>now?</span> </p><p><span m='50605'>How much work</span> <span m='51090'>went</span> <span m='51280'>into</span> <span m='51640'>it.</span> <span m='52160'>Because</span> <span m='52460'>a</span> <span m='52510'>lot</span> <span m='52690'>of</span> <span m='52750'>people</span> <span m='52960'>don't</span> <span m='53150'>realize</span> <span m='53520'>how</span> <span m='53590'>much</span> <span m='53780'>work</span> <span m='54000'>teachers</span> <span m='54390'>do.</span> <span m='55740'>But</span> <span m='56730'>despite</span> <span m='57180'>how</span> <span m='57280'>much</span> <span m='57490'>work</span> <span m='57690'>it</span> <span m='57780'>is,</span> <span m='58130'>it's</span> <span m='58340'>the</span> <span m='58430'>most</span> <span m='58910'>fun</span> <span m='59540'>job</span> <span m='59890'>I've</span> <span m='60090'>ever</span> <span m='60270'>had.</span> <span m='60700'>I</span> <span m='60800'>mean,</span> <span m='60820'>I</span> <span m='60930'>absolutely</span> <span m='61400'>love</span> <span m='61590'>teaching.</span> <span m='61960'>The</span> <span m='62050'>kids</span> <span m='62300'>are</span> <span m='62410'>amazing.</span> <span m='63870'>Every</span> <span m='64140'>day,</span> <span m='64379'>you</span> <span m='64470'>never</span> <span m='64700'>know</span> <span m='64830'>what's going to</span> <span m='65180'>happen</span> <span m='65510'>as</span> <span m='65660'>soon as</span> <span m='65870'>they</span> <span m='65960'>walk</span> <span m='66230'>into</span> <span m='66370'>the</span> <span m='66530'>classroom.</span> <span m='68090'>But</span> <span m='68550'>you</span> <span m='69160'>spend</span> <span m='69510'>45,</span> <span m='70400'>50</span> <span m='70660'>minutes</span> <span m='71050'>with</span> <span m='71200'>them</span> <span m='71530'>every</span> <span m='71960'>single</span> <span m='72360'>day.</span> <span m='72610'>They</span> <span m='72770'>become</span> <span m='73160'>part</span> <span m='73370'>of</span> <span m='73450'>your</span> <span m='73610'>family.</span> </p><p><span m='74410'>And</span> <span m='74640'>so</span> <span m='74830'>that</span> <span m='75070'>bond</span> <span m='75430'>that</span> <span m='75590'>you</span> <span m='75740'>have</span> <span m='76040'>with</span> <span m='76180'>the</span> <span m='76250'>students</span> <span m='76730'>is</span> <span m='77100'>really</span> <span m='77380'>awesome.</span> <span m='77960'>And</span> <span m='78330'>to</span> <span m='78440'>know</span> <span m='78590'>that</span> <span m='78720'>you</span> <span m='78870'>make</span> <span m='79120'>a</span> <span m='79170'>positive</span> <span m='79600'>impact</span> <span m='80010'>in</span> <span m='80160'>their</span> <span m='80220'>life</span> <span m='80693'>and touch</span> <span m='81166'>so many lives</span> <span m='81890'>is</span> <span m='82070'>really</span> <span m='82350'>cool.</span> <span m='82750'>But</span> <span m='83280'>sometimes</span> <span m='83700'>I</span> <span m='83730'>learn</span> <span m='83960'>more</span> <span m='84110'>from</span> <span m='84250'>my</span> <span 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