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High School Teachers

Job Information

Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.


  • Public school teachers must be licensed, which typically requires a bachelor's degree and the completion of an approved teacher education program; private school teachers do not have to be licensed but may still need a bachelor's degree.
  • Many States offer alternative licensing programs to attract people into teaching, especially for hard-to-fill positions.
  • Teachers must have the ability to communicate, inspire trust and confidence, and motivate students, as well as understand students' educational and emotional needs.
  • Job prospects are best for teachers in high-demand fields, such as mathematics, science, and bilingual education, and in less desirable urban or rural school districts.


Personality I like helping others
Salary $54,270/yr ($27.14/hr)
Job Outlook Bright
Education Bachelors