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+ Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers
Everyday we’re surrounded by signs and written information. Now imagine not being able to read. For too many Americans, that nightmare is a reality. That’s why Adult Literacy teachers are so important. They help people who never learned to read…to read. They also teach English as a second language courses. Another group in need are those who never graduated from high school. Without a high school diploma, many job opportunities are out of reach for them view more

+ Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
From farms and ranches…to fisheries and forests, science plays a vital role in all aspects of agriculture. Training the next generation of specialists in this area is the work of Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary. These teachers are usually found at universities, colleges and community colleges. They are responsible for developing the course material for students interested in furthering their education in agriculture view more

+ Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary Job Description
Computer skills are an asset for almost any career. That fact fills the seats in computer science classes every semester at vocational and technical schools, colleges and universities. People on the leading edge of computer technology are as prized on campus as they are in the corporate world. As in other fields of study, computer science instructors teach classes and do research. They often specialize their courses in a particular area, like computer engineering, programming, or information systems theory view more

+ Directors, Religious Activities and Education
In all major religions, faith is usually handed down from generation to generation within families. NAT SOT – CONGREGATION PRAYING But children - and even adults - often require instruction beyond what parents tell them about their religion. So Directors of Religious Activities and Education are an important part of a congregation. They guide the teachers…who in turn guide the students. Much like a principal in a secular school, the director is responsible for overseeing the materials, activities and programs chosen to help people learn about their faith view more

+ Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School
A quality education can make a real difference in people’s lives. An educational administrator plays a critical role in setting educational goals and standards in the education system. An educational administrator provides leadership and day-to-day management of educational activities in schools, colleges, day-care centers, museums and even correctional institutions. They can be principals who interact with teachers, coaches, students and parents, or work in a broader capacity in a school board office or as a department head at a university view more

+ Education Administrators, Postsecondary Job Description
A quality education can make a real difference in people’s lives. An educational administrator plays a critical role in setting educational goals and standards in the education system. An educational administrator provides leadership and day-to-day management of educational activities in schools, colleges, day-care centers, museums and even correctional institutions. They can be principals who interact with teachers, coaches, students and parents, or work in a broader capacity in a school board office or as a department head at a university view more

+ Education and Training Job Description
The next generation of Americans is always on the horizon. People in education and training services guide young people forward to take their place in the world. It is a huge responsibility. Nothing less than the future of civilization depends on how well young people are trained. The best educators and coaches, librarians and administrators work not only to instill not only information—but also to inspire a love of learning, a desire to achieve, and an ethical approach to success view more

+ Educational Teachers, Postsecondary Job Description
There are few careers more challenging and more rewarding than being a member of a college faculty. Teaching at a college or university means dedicating yourself to not just the pursuit of knowledge…but to passing on that knowledge. It requires the ability to plan course objectives, prepare instructional materials and evaluate the work done by students. In small groups or large lectures, being a faculty member demands strong communication skills view more

+ Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
Counselors use their training, experience and common sense to help people cope with personal, family and mental health problems. They also help students make wise career decisions. Some 60% of counselors have a master's degree and most specialize in a particular area. Rehabilitation counselors help those who are disabled find jobs or help to increase their ability to live independently. Mental health counselors help people deal with addictions and substance abuse, suicide, stress management and family, parenting and marital problems view more

+ Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Elementary school teachers play an indispensable role in the education of our nation’s children. Because they work with children who are very young, elementary school teachers have a golden opportunity to help shape the educational, social, and moral development of children in many positive ways. Successful teachers are patient, empathic, yet disciplined individuals who possess good communication skills and who are sensitive to individual student needs and cultural backgrounds view more

+ Health Educators Job Description
People with good health often take it for granted. But a healthy lifestyle is something that most people need to work at. And that’s where Health Educators come in. They help people learn to take responsibility for their own well-being. Either one-on-one...or in groups... these professionals meet with clients... and assess their needs. They then develop a program or approach to address those needs view more

+ Librarians Job Description
Librarians help people find the books or information they need for business, academic or leisure purposes. Books, CDs, the Internet, and databases are just some of the Librarian’s tools. Librarians must be familiar with today’s sophisticated information and research sources and still be able to help a young reader find a new picture book. They must possess first hand knowledge of all the materials in the library, from catalogs and periodicals to reference books, best sellers and literary classics view more

+ Library Assistants, Clerical Job Description
Library assistants keep libraries running smoothly by keeping an increasingly diverse array of library resources in order so that they can be easily located. They are paraprofessionals who work under the direction of librarians or library technicians. They perform a wide-ranging list of duties. They're familiar with different filing and cataloguing systems. They may keep the lists of overdue items and send out notices of fines view more

+ Library Technicians Job Description
occupy the top spot on a librarian's support staff. They free librarians up for other tasks while helping to acquire, prepare, and organize materials. They also guide library users to the information they need. In larger libraries, technicians often specialize in an area, such as audiovisual equipment or the reference or periodicals sections. In smaller libraries they handle a range of duties, from helping librarians with customizing databases to helping patrons wade through a computerized cataloguing system view more

+ Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary Job Description
The backbone of the medical profession is the nursing staff. The college-level courses that prepare student nurses for their career are taught by post-secondary nursing instructors and teachers. Teaching takes place both in the traditional classroom setting, where students learn the basics of patient care… …and in the clinical units of hospitals, where instructors can present hands-on demonstrations view more

+ Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
Teachers are some of our country’s most valuable resources. Preschool and kindergarten teachers in particular have a vital role in the educational, physical, and social development of America’s youth. Because they work with kids who are often experiencing their first extended time away from their parents, these teachers must be kind-hearted, responsible individuals who like working with children. If you want to join this profession, you should be comfortable using both conventional and unconventional methods to help your students build self-esteem, explore personal interests and talents, and learn how to interact with others view more

+ Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational
There are few careers more challenging and more rewarding than being a member of a college faculty. Teaching at a college or university means dedicating yourself to not just the pursuit of knowledge…but to passing on that knowledge. It requires the ability to plan course objectives, prepare instructional materials and evaluate the work done by students. In small groups or large lectures, being a faculty member demands strong communication skills view more

+ Self-Enrichment Education Teachers Job Description
Learning simply for pleasure or for personal improvement is called “self enrichment.” It’s a fast growing field in education. The people who provide the instruction are called Self-Enrichment Teachers. Classes range from music or crafts…to courses on subjects like family budgeting, computer skills and scuba diving. In fact, there’s probably a self-enrichment class for just about any topic you can imagine view more

+ Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
Special education school teachers play an important role in the education of children who are gifted or have any of a variety of learning or physical disabilities. Because they work with kids who often require immediate attention, special education teachers must be able to identify students’ unique needs quickly. Successful teachers are patient, kind-hearted, and responsible. They must be good communicators and be sensitive to the special individual needs of each student view more

+ Teacher Assistants Job Description
While it can be enormously rewarding to help a child learn, the teaching job is also exhausting, difficult and stressful. Teacher assistants, often called teacher aides, can help relieve some of the pressure teachers face in the classroom. They handle tasks that allow the teacher more time for lesson planning and teaching. Teacher assistants may correct or grade papers… prepare visual aids to enhance the lesson… supervise students in the cafeteria, schoolyard, or on field trips… or tutor students view more

+ Training and Development Specialists Job Description
An organization is only as good as its people. It is the job of personnel, training, and labor relations specialists to recruit and interview “good people,” guide them through the hiring process, and keep them happy once they’re on the job. Commonly known as “human resources” or “HR” specialists and managers, these individuals may be experts in employee compensation or employee benefits. Or they may be responsible for designing and administering programs to help employees improve their skills, knowledge, and job satisfaction view more

+ Vocational Education Teachers Postsecondary Job Description
As the demand for skilled labor increases, adult and vocational education teachers are needed to train entry-level job seekers and update the skills of experienced workers. These teachers provide instruction for occupations that do not require a college degree, such as x-ray technicians, auto mechanics, welders and cosmetologists. They also provide remedial education for school dropouts, or help students to prepare for attending a 4-year degree program view more