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Teachers-Self-Enrichment Education
Self-enrichment teachers provide instruction in a wide variety of subjects that students take for fun or self-improvement.
The Job
Self-enrichment teachers may have styles and methods of instruction that differ greatly. Most self-enrichment classes are relatively informal. Some classes, such as pottery or sewing, may be largely hands-on, with the instructor demonstrating methods or techniques for the class, observing students as they attempt to do it themselves, and pointing out mistakes to students and offering suggestions to improve techniques.
Work Environment
Few self-enrichment education teachers are full-time salaried workers. Most either work part time or are self-employed.
College Majors
formal training in disciplines, such as art or music, where specific teacher training programs are available.
Minimum Qualifications
The main qualification for self-enrichment teachers is expertise in their subject area, but requirements vary greatly with the type of class taught and the place of employment.
Personality traits helpful for this career
Patience and the ability to explain and instruct students at a basic level are important as well, particularly for teachers who work with children.
Quick Facts
  • Many self-enrichment teachers are self-employed or work part time.
  • Teachers should have knowledge and enthusiasm for their subject, but little formal training is required.
  • Employment is projected to grow much faster than average, and job prospects should be favorable; opportunities may vary by subject taught.
Compensation and Outlook
Median hourly wages of self-enrichment teachers were $17.17 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $12.50 and $24.98. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.15, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $32.68
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