With online programs, stay-at-home parents can prepare for future careers, new students can work to earn money to pay for their tuition and those who lack mobility can receive an education with minimal discomfort. Online teachers make these things possible.
There are different levels of Online Teaching jobs. Many companies employ online tutors to help students from grade school to college understand their school assignments and study for their tests. Tutors are responsible for finding strategies to help improve student understanding, maintaining a regular schedule and communicating with families and administrators. Both colleges and high schools employ online instructors as well. Online high school teachers and professors are tasked with learning or designing curriculum, developing lesson plans, accommodating students with varied learning abilities, tracking and improving student attendance and progress, administering and grading exams, providing academic advice and communicating with students, parents and administrators. Another quickly growing teaching position is the role of a Tes Teacher.
Online Teaching Jobs Education and Requirements
An online tutor must possess at least a bachelor's degree. Tutors are also often asked to pass certain exams to show that they are competent in the subjects they are assigned to tutor. Online high school teachers must have at least a bachelor's degree and a valid teaching credential. Most schools prefer applicants to possess a master's degree. Online professors are typically required to possess a doctorate degree; however, some colleges will hire adjunct professors with master's degrees. Most tutors and teachers must be willing to provide references and submit to a background check.
Online Teaching Job Outlook and Salaries
Most reports do not make a distinction between online and offline teachers in employment outlook and salary data; however, the median annual salary for high school teachers is just over $55,000. Statistics indicate that the growth of these positions is slower than average at just 6 percent. The median salary for post-secondary instructors is almost $69,000 a year. Growth is faster for these positions at 19 percent.