Occupation Summary

Self-Enrichment Teachers

O*NET 25-3021.00


Teach or instruct individuals or groups for the primary purpose of self-enrichment or recreation, rather than for an occupational objective, educational attainment, competition, or fitness.

Annual Wages:
Employment Rate:
Employment is expected to increase by 31.28%.
Education Level:
Master's Degree. According to O*Net, the majority of people employed in this occupation have this level of education.
Public Service

  1. Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  2. Conduct classes, workshops, and demonstrations, and provide individual instruction to teach topics and skills, such as cooking, dancing, writing, physical fitness, photography, personal finance, and flying.
  3. Monitor students' performance to make suggestions for improvement and to ensure that they satisfy course standards, training requirements, and objectives.
  4. Observe students to determine qualifications, limitations, abilities, interests, and other individual characteristics.
  5. Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  6. Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  7. Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injury and damage.
  8. Prepare students for further development by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  9. Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  10. Enforce policies and rules governing students.
  11. Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  12. Prepare instructional program objectives, outlines, and lesson plans.
  13. Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by administrative policy.
  14. Participate in publicity planning and student recruitment.
  15. Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, contests, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
  16. Attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
  17. Meet with other instructors to discuss individual students and their progress.
  18. Confer with other teachers and professionals to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and development.
  19. Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
  20. Prepare and administer written, oral, and performance tests, and issue grades in accordance with performance.
  21. Schedule class times to ensure maximum attendance.
  22. Assign and grade class work and homework.
  23. Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
  24. Review instructional content, methods, and student evaluations to assess strengths and weaknesses, and to develop recommendations for course revision, development, or elimination.
  25. Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine their priorities for their children.
  26. Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
  27. Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  28. Observe and evaluate the performance of other instructors.
  29. Select, order, and issue books, materials, and supplies for courses or projects.
  30. Write instructional articles on designated subjects.

National Industry Employment Patterns

Industry % of Self-Enrichment Teachers employed Annual Growth Rate
Other schools and instruction 33.6 3.49
Elementary and secondary schools 4.4 0.78
Other amusement and recreation industries 3.1 3.14
Sporting goods and musical instrument stores 2.3 -0.82
Individual and family services 2.2 2.67
Civic and social organizations 2.2 3.70

Labor Market Information

2021 Statewide average hourly wage $17.76
2021 National average hourly wage $23.67
2020 National employment 336,700
2020 Texas employment 15,423
Texas projected employment by 2030 20,248
Texas projected annual employment and Turnover openings through 2030 2,502

* Due to confidentiality rules, not all regions may have the data displayed. The sum of all the regions may not be equal to the state total.

Top 10 Relevant Knowledge Areas Relevant Importance Levels
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Customer and Personal Service
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
English Language
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Sociology and Anthropology
Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures, and their history and origins.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Foreign Language
Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
Communications and Media
Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
Sales and Marketing
Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

Top 10 Relevant Skill Areas Relevant Importance Levels
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Listening
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Learning Strategies
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Teaching others how to do something.
Critical Thinking
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
Active Learning
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Reading Comprehension
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Social Perceptiveness
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Top 10 Relevant Abilities Relevant Importance Levels
Oral Expression
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Oral Comprehension
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Speech Clarity
The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Speech Recognition
The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Near Vision
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Written Comprehension
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Deductive Reasoning
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Written Expression
The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Information Ordering
The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Category Flexibility
The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.

  • Training and Teaching Others
    -- Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
  • Coaching and Developing Others
    -- Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
    -- Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
    -- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Thinking Creatively
    -- Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
Other Activities

  • Independence
    - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
  • Relationships
    - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.


Aircraft flight simulators or trainers: Flight simulators;

Automobiles or cars: Passenger vehicles;

Cassette players or recorders: Audio tape recorders or players;

Commercial passenger propeller aircraft: Small propeller aircraft;

Commercial use ovens: Commercial kitchen ovens;

Commercial use ranges: Commercial kitchen stoves;

Compact disk players or recorders: Compact disk CD players;

Desktop computers: Desktop computers;

Digital cameras: Digital cameras;

Domestic sewing machines: Sewing machines;

Golf clubs: Golf club sets;

Guitars: Acoustic guitars;

Laser printers: Computer laser printers;

Liquid crystal display projector: Liquid crystal display LCD projectors;

Notebook computers: Laptop computers;

Overhead projectors: Overhead data projectors;

Personal computers: Personal computers;

Pianos: Pianos;

Potters wheels for hand made ceramics: Pottery wheels;

Public address systems: Sound systems;

Scanners: Data input scanners;

Specialty brushes: Watercolor painting brushes; Oil painting brushes;

Still cameras: 35 millimeter cameras;

Tablet computers: Tablet computers;

Tennis racquets: Tennis rackets;

Touch screen monitors: Interactive whiteboards;

Video cassette players or recorders: Video cassette recorders VCR;


Computer based training software: Educational software; Schoology;

Data base user interface and query software: Blackboard software; Microsoft Access;

Document management software: Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat;

Electronic mail software: Email software;

Graphics or photo imaging software: Corel Paint Shop Pro; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop;

Internet browser software: Microsoft Internet Explorer; Web browser software;

Multi-media educational software: Nearpod;

Office suite software: Microsoft Office;

Presentation software: Microsoft PowerPoint;

Project management software: Google Classroom;

Spreadsheet software: Microsoft Excel;

Video creation and editing software: Microsoft Windows Movie Maker; Video editing software; YouTube;

Web page creation and editing software: Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver;

Web platform development software: Hypertext markup language HTML;

Word processing software: Microsoft Word; Word processing software;

Related O*NET occupational titles for Self-Enrichment Teachers include:
  • 25-3011.00 Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors
  • 25-1121.00 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
  • 25-2021.00 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
  • 25-2022.00 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
  • 25-2031.00 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
  • 25-2056.00 Special Education Teachers, Elementary School
  • 25-2055.00 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten
  • 25-2058.00 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
  • 25-9043.00 Teaching Assistants, Special Education
  • 25-3041.00 Tutors

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