High School Teachers

Are you curious about a career as a high school teacher in the United States of America? Read the outline below and then watch the videos included here to get better understanding of this career. Finally, don’t forget to use the comments section below to let us know what you learned today and if you would like us to include any other careers you’re interested in.

Now you can learn what High School Teachers do, the work environment, how to become one, salary, and job outlook.

While you watch the first video on high school teacher, pay close attention to specialization areas, duties, and important qualities, as many job interview questions are based on this information.

If you’re interested in a career as a high school teacher in the USA, pay close attention to the education and training section, as well as licenses, certifications, and registrations, so that you know what to expect in getting prepared.

Finally, you need to review the job outlook section for high school teachers and know what to expect in the following years in terms of how many people are currently working in this field, as well as how many more are expected to be hired. The smaller total number of those employed in the field and the percentage of growth, the greater the job competition and higher difficulty for one to find a career as a high school teacher. However, the higher the total number of those employed in the field, and the above average percentage of job growth, the greater the likelihood of entry into this career.

You are strongly encouraged to watch both videos about high school teachers below, take good notes, and then visit the comments section below and share your thoughts and your knowledge on high school teachers in the United States of America.

What High School Teachers Do

High school teachers teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market.

Work Environment

High school teachers work in schools. They work during school hours but may also work evenings and weekends to prepare lessons and grade papers. Most do not teach during the summer.

How to Become a High School Teacher

High school teachers typically have at least a bachelor’s degree. In addition, public school teachers must have a state-issued certification or license, which may require an academic background in the subject(s) they will be certified to teach.


The median annual wage for high school teachers was $62,870 in May 2020.

Job Outlook

Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Rising student enrollment should increase demand for high school teachers.

2 thoughts on “High School Teachers”

  1. I wanna get a high school teacher job. I have 10years +job experience in govt institution in Bangladesh

    1. Hi Hasnain. I encourage you to watch the videos which will help you understand these careers better and help improve your English comprehension. Also, in order to work as a teacher in the USA, you need to have a Green Card as a permanent resident in the USA, and complete teaching credentials training in the state you wish to teach. You can learn more requirements when you visit the section: “Search for Careers in the USA”, on top of the website. Good luck!

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