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Amber is a high school health science technology teacher. Her job entails teaching kids about the medical field so that they can decide if this is a good path for them. She has a background in nursing and switched over to teaching recently. Amber tells us that she wishes she knew the amount of work that was involved in teaching going into the field.

Degree: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Job Title: Health Science Technology Teacher

Job Summary: Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Job Description

High school teachers help prepare students for life after graduation. They teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market.

On-the-Job Training

Most training will come from your studies rather than on the job.

Additional Info

Some states require high school teachers to earn a master’s degree after earning their teaching certification. Teachers in private schools do not need to meet state requirements. However, private schools typically seek high school teachers who have a bachelor’s degree and a major in a content area.

Certification Requirement
Required by the National Center for Alternative Certification.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$35,000 - $85,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Patience, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Creativity, Empathy, Organizational skills, People skills

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