Information for careers as a High School Chemistry Teacher

Academia > High School

Salary range

Median annual wage:

$59,170 (2017)

$57,200 (2015)

Roles and Responsibilities
Disseminating Information
Managing (Time, Projects, and People)
Planning and Designing
Educating and Training
  • Facilitate student learning and understanding of chemistry through guided inquiry, direction instruction, investigations, problem solving, and discussion
  • Prepare and manage classes
  • Develop and grade assessments
  • Meet with students and parents outside of class
  • Lead field trips and organize afterschool activities
Professional Skills
Creating and innovating
Flexibility/adapting to change
Working with teams
Communication – Oral
Teaching and training others
Counseling and advising
Planning and organizing