CTS teachers are employed by:
- junior and senior high schools
- colleges and vocational centres with integrated or technical occupational programs.
Experienced CTS teachers may advance to administrative positions or specialist positions in large schools, school districts, departments of education, colleges or universities.
CTS teachers are part of the larger 2011 National Occupational Classification 4031: Secondary school teachers. In Alberta, most people employed in this classification work in the Educational Services (PDF) industry.
The employment outlook in this occupation will be influenced by a wide variety of factors including:
- trends and events affecting overall employment (especially in the Educational Services industry)
- location in Alberta
- employment turnover (work opportunities generated by people leaving existing positions)
- occupational growth (work opportunities resulting from the creation of new positions that never existed before)
- size of the occupation.
Over 8,100 Albertans are employed in the Secondary school teachers occupational group. This group is expected to have a below-average annual growth of 1.4% from 2016 to 2020. As a result, 113 new positions are forecast to be created each year, in addition to job openings created by employment turnover. Note: As career and technology studies teachers form only a part of this larger occupational group, only some of these newly created positions will be for career and technology studies teachers.
The Alberta Teachers' Association estimates that about 400 teaching positions will become vacant each year due to retirement.