Frequently asked questions

Common questions about being an Instructor

Do I need a degree to become an instructor?

It depends on the type of instructor you choose to be—some more academic subjects will require extensive subject knowledge and qualifications, but others will focus more on experience and vocational expertise. Many instructors choose a field that they are already knowledgeable about in which to work, but if you want to become an instructor and don't have a field in mind, you will need to research the specific requirements for that sector.

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How can I know if I am being paid fairly as an instructor?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for an instructor, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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Will I need other qualifications to become an instructor?

There is a range of industry-specific qualifications that may be required to become an instructor. Some specialist fields will have their own accreditation programs and others will simply require subject knowledge and experience in the field to become an instructor.

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Will I need any equipment to be an instructor?

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