Adult and Vocational Education Teachers

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Adult and Vocational Education Teachers

Adult and Vocational Education Teachers - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, adult and vocational education teachers:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a high level of contact with students.
  • Regularly speak in front of groups of people. Public speaking is required of all teachers.
  • Often work as part of a group or team of other teachers and educators.
  • Communicate regularly by telephone, e-mail, and in person. They also write letters and memos, but less often.
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  • Are responsible for the work outcomes and results of their students.
  • Are responsible for their students' health and safety while in training.
  • May be placed in conflict situations in which students may be rude or angry, perhaps about a grade or assignment.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Most often work indoors in classrooms, laboratories, or at work sites.
  • Work physically close to students, within several feet or inches, especially when helping them learn a specific task.

Work Performance

  • Make decisions that affect students and coworkers on a weekly basis. They rarely consult a supervisor before deciding a course of action.
  • Set nearly all their daily tasks and goals without talking to a supervisor first.
  • Must meet daily and weekly deadlines.
  • Must be very exact or highly accurate in performing the job.
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  • May repeat the same mental or physical tasks.


  • Many work part time. Some work more than one part-time job.
  • May teach day, night, or weekend courses.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.