Middle school teacher

By: Gabby Helman


5 tasks/job duties that are commonly performed in this career-

1. Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.

2. Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.

3. Assist students who need extra help, such as by tutoring and preparing and implementing remedial programs.

  1. Assign lessons and correct homework.

5. Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies

instructions needed

5 skills that would be needed for this career-

1. Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.

2. Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively

3. Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

4. Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

5. Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

working conditions

5 items that describe different parts of the working conditions/work environment/work context

Contact With Others — How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?

Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?

Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?

Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?

Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.

helpful hints

5 interests that would be helpful if you were going into this career-

1. Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.


5 values that fit with this career choice-

1. Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.

2. Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

3. Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

wages paid

Information on wages (how much is it typically paid an hour, or salary) and employment outlook/trends (how fast or slow is it expected to grow, by what percentage)-

Median wages (2012)

$53,430 annual

Employment (2012)

614,000 employees

Projected growth (2012-2022)

Average (8% to 14%)


A description of the education needed for this career (high school diploma, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, etc.)-


Bachelor's degree


Master's degree