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CAREER TECHNOLOGY TEACHER, IN-DEPTH: Gaining Kids' Respect By Motivating Them

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Michael, a career technology teacher and football coach, describes the challenges of his job, what he likes most, his key decisions, how difficult getting into the industry is, and work-life balance. He says that he thinks coaching has helped him in working with and motivating kids because kids tend to respect coaches more than other adults.

Degree: Education - Industrial Arts Technology
Job Title: Career Technology Teacher
Employer: Austin Murchison Middle School

Job Summary: Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School

Job Description

Career and technical education teachers help students in middle school and high school develop career-related and technical skills. They help students explore or prepare to enter a particular occupation, such as one in auto repair, healthcare, business, or the culinary arts.

On-the-Job Training

Internship/residency

Certification Requirement
All states require teachers in public schools to be licensed, which is frequently referred to as a certification. Those who teach in private schools are not required to be licensed.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$35,000 - $85,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Patience, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability

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m='15090'>I</span> <span m='15170'>think</span> <span m='15360'>it's a</span> <span m='15490'>great</span> <span m='15730'>subject</span> <span m='16059'>matter,</span> <span m='16470'>I</span> <span m='16570'>learn</span> <span m='17330'>new</span> <span m='17520'>things</span> <span m='17800'>myself.</span> <span m='19370'>One</span> <span m='19450'>of</span> <span m='19520'>the</span> <span m='19580'>things</span> <span m='19820'>that</span> <span m='20200'>I</span> <span m='20510'>don't</span> <span m='20760'>really</span> <span m='20940'>like</span> <span m='21150'>about</span> <span m='21440'>my</span> <span m='21580'>job</span> <span m='22970'>is</span> <span m='23210'>haven't</span> <span m='23720'>to</span> <span m='25360'>administer</span> <span m='26390'>state</span> <span m='27150'>standardized</span> <span m='27820'>testing.</span> <span m='29480'>I</span> <span m='29600'>don't</span> <span m='29830'>like</span> <span m='30050'>that</span> <span m='31070'>part</span> <span m='31370'>of</span> <span m='31430'>my</span> <span m='31560'>job</span> <span m='31890'>at</span> <span m='31990'>all</span> <span m='33225'>and</span> <span m='34135'>that's all</span> <span m='34590'>I'm going to</span> <span m='34750'>say</span> <span m='35075'>about</span> <span m='35400'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='36310'>Moving</span> <span m='36730'>to</span> <span m='37000'>Texas</span> <span m='37480'>from</span> <span m='38030'>Missouri</span> <span m='38510'>was</span> <span m='38730'>a</span> <span m='38820'>really</span> <span m='39060'>key</span> <span m='39210'>decision.</span> <span m='39710'>I</span> <span m='39990'>think</span> <span m='40290'>that</span> <span m='41450'>Texas</span> <span m='41990'>schools,</span> <span m='42840'>I</span> <span m='43000'>found</span> <span m='43250'>are</span> <span m='43710'>really--</span> <span m='43990'>it's</span> <span m='44300'>really</span> <span m='44380'>great</span> <span m='44640'>to</span> <span m='44720'>work</span> <span m='44980'>in the</span> <span m='45270'>Texas</span> <span m='45660'>school</span> <span m='45900'>system.</span> <span m='47280'>I</span> <span m='47390'>believe</span> <span m='47800'>that</span> <span m='49500'>getting</span> <span m='49730'>my</span> <span m='49810'>master's</span> <span m='50240'>degree</span> <span m='50590'>in</span> <span m='50670'>education</span> <span m='51630'>has</span> <span m='51940'>really</span> <span m='52160'>helped</span> <span m='52430'>out</span> <span m='52670'>a</span> <span m='52780'>lot.</span> <span m='54790'>And</span> <span m='55810'>also</span> <span m='56440'>being</span> <span m='56620'>involved</span> <span m='56885'>in</span> <span m='57150'>the</span> <span m='57340'>athletics,</span> <span m='58610'>being</span> <span m='58840'>a</span> <span m='58970'>coach.</span> <span m='59610'>Because</span> <span m='60220'>I</span> <span m='60250'>think</span> <span m='60460'>coaches</span> <span m='60790'>have</span> <span 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m='132380'>when</span> <span m='132490'>I'm</span> <span m='132610'>at</span> <span m='132710'>school,</span> <span m='133140'>and</span> <span m='133310'>then</span> <span m='133690'>when</span> <span m='133830'>I'm</span> <span m='133930'>done</span> <span m='134110'>with</span> <span m='134220'>the</span> <span m='134300'>school</span> <span m='134560'>day,</span> <span m='134830'>I</span> <span m='134930'>go</span> <span m='135090'>home</span> <span m='136110'>and</span> <span m='136230'>enjoy</span> <span m='136510'>time</span> <span m='136800'>my</span> <span m='136940'>son.</span> <span m='137390'>I</span> <span m='139350'>try not</span> <span m='139650'>to</span> <span m='139720'>bring</span> <span m='140470'>school</span> <span m='140830'>of</span> <span m='140890'>home</span> <span m='141140'>too</span> <span m='141290'>much,</span> <span m='142350'>I have</span> <span m='142580'>to</span> <span m='142650'>do</span> <span m='142760'>that</span> <span 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