High School Teacher

By: Omar Elayan

Summary of Career

High school teachers educate students in grades 9-12. They typically specialize in a specific subject, like math or English.

Education Requirements

These professionals are generally required to have a bachelor's degree and state license in order to teach in a public school. However, a master's degree is sometimes necessary.

Benefits of this Career

1) Knowing all the answers!

2) Teachers Have Serious Vacation Time

3) You Can’t Beat the Job Security of Being a Teacher

4) Share your Passion in the Classroom

5) Teachers Have Reasonable Hours

6) Become an Expert…as a Teacher

7) Love Your Education Career

8) More than Just an Apple a Day

9) You get to stay organized

10) Teachers Earn a Solid Paycheck

Challenges of this Career

1) Parent involvement

2) Cyber bullying

3) Waking up early

4) Bring on time, all the time

5) Class room size

6) No Child Left Behind

7) breaking up fights

8) handling emergencies

9) be ready for any emergencies

10) be equal to everyone


Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Overall growth is expected to be affected by larger class sizes and enrollment rate. Employment growth will vary by region.



Work Environment

High school teachers work in either public or private schools. Generally, they work during school hours, but most also work evenings and weekends to prepare lessons and grade papers. However, most do not teach during the summer.


I choose this carer because I actually like teaching and it is one of the options from what I want to be when I grow up, And right now I help some students that are struggling with math as a step toward the career.