Education and Training


Elementary School Teacher

  • Instructs students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicates those objectives to students.
  • Meets with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
  • Prepares students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.Prepares materials and classrooms for class activities.Observes and evaluates students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Reads books to entire classes or small groups.Provides a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.

Public Health and Educator

  • Develops and presents health education and promotion programs, such as training workshops, conferences, and school or community presentations.
  • Develops and maintains cooperative working relationships with agencies and organizations interested in public health care.
  • Develops educational materials and programs for community agencies, local government, and state government.Prepares and distributes health education materials, such as reports, bulletins, and visual aids, to address smoking, vaccines, and other public health concerns.
  • Maintains databases, mailing lists, telephone networks, and other information to facilitate the functioning of health education programs.Designs and conducts evaluations and diagnostic studies to assess the quality and performance of health education programs.

Language Assessor

Language assessors measure language skills through standardized tests. These tests assess verbal, listening, reading and writing skills. Assessors then recommend an appropriate training program based on those tests.

An assessment usually includes a personal interview, a written part and a part that tests a person's understanding of facts, objects and details. It may last up to an hour and a half. Parts of it are done over a computer. The personal interview is also often taped for future reference.But technology can only go so far.

Language assessors work for school boards as well as governments. They may also find work in the private sector. Since English is the language of international business, large corporations will hire language assessors to work with their employees. Assessors may also work for groups who are trying to rediscover their native language.

Working hours for language assessors rarely vary. "Once in a while, if somebody cannot come for an assessment during the week, one of the assessors might come in on a Saturday," says Parau. "But it is usually Monday to Friday, 9 to 5."