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Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the High School Teacher field.
ID Job Title Gender Age Earnings City & State Date
33993 High School English Teacher Female 27 $50,000 Chicago, IL 01/01/2010
33995 Math Teacher Female 28 $57,000 Bronx, NY 01/01/2010
33884 High School Business Teacher Male 53 $36,000 Chattanooga, TN 01/01/2010
33871 I Am A Biology/Life Science Teacher. Female 28 $35,000 Palm Coast, FL 01/01/2010
33868 K-12 Teacher; I Have Taught High School Level For Most Of My Career. Female 59 $55,000 Marina del Rey, CA 01/01/2010

Overview

High school teachers help prepare students for life after graduation, whatever it is that they decide to do. They play a crucial role in society as they develop the intellectual and social qualities of each generation and ensure that every individual has the best possible chance in life.

High school teachers work with children in grades nine to grades 12. They usually specialize in one area, such as math or music, and will teach children of different grades each day. Their typical responsibilities include planning lessons, assessing student?s abilities and strengths and weaknesses, adapting lessons, grading homework and assessments, working closely with parents, preparing students for tests and enforcing classroom and school rules.

To become a high school teacher, you will firstly need to earn a bachelor?s degree, with a major in the subject you wish to teach. After this, you will need to complete a student teaching internship in the subject you wish to teach. You will also have to take the teaching and subject-area tests for teacher licensure required in your state and apply for a teaching license.

When working as a high school teacher, you will be faced with many difficult children who do not want to learn, which can be stressful and challenging. Similarly, you will stumble across challenging parents who are equally as difficult and don?t agree with what you think is best. On top of this, the grading of homework takes place outside of the classroom, which can eat into your free time.

However, teachers get long summer vocations which compensates for all the extra marking they do. They also get to connect with other teachers and staff in a supportive and cohesive environment. High school teaching is also an incredibly rewarding career as you will get to bond with students, gain their trust and make a real difference to their lives.

Successful teachers are those who are enthusiastic about their jobs and the wonders of learning and teaching. They are organized, inspiring leaders and motivators. If this sounds like you, then why not consider a career as a high school teacher?

 


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