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Adult and Vocational Education Teachers

Employment Prospects


Approximately 57,750 adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors are employed in the United States, along with 77,460 career/technical education teachers. Most of these teachers work in the educational services industry. Adult education teachers can find work in a variety of different schools and education programs. Community and junior colleges regularly have openings for teachers. Specially trained teachers can work for state-funded programs, such as literacy and ESL programs. Teachers are also hired for long-distance education programs and to lead continuing education courses for corporations and professional associations. Teachers are often needed in such institutions as prisons, hospitals, retirement communities, and group homes for disabled adults.

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