Details Report for:
25-1061.00 - Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in anthropology or archeology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Sample of reported job titles: Anthropology Professor, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Professor, Professor of Anthropology
Tasks | Tools & Technology | Knowledge | Skills | Abilities | Work Activities | Detailed Work Activities | Work Context | Job Zone | Education | Credentials | Interests | Work Styles | Work Values | Related Occupations | Wages & Employment | Job Openings | Additional Information
Tools used in this occupation:
- Anatomical models
- Automated optical inspection system — White light confocal imaging profilers
- Autopsy chisels or osteotomes — Osteometric equipment
- Axes — Pick axes
- Binocular light compound microscopes — Laboratory binocular microscopes
- Calipers — Digital calipers
- Compact disk players or recorders — Compact disk CD players
- Desktop computers — Geographic information system GIS workstations
- Dictation machines — Transcribing equipment
- Digital camcorders or video cameras — Digital video cameras
- Digital cameras — Compact digital cameras; Digital still cameras
- Digital video disk players or recorders — Digital video disk DVD players
- Drying cabinets or ovens — Laboratory drying ovens
- Epidiascopes — Opaque projectors
- Flotation aids — Flotation tanks
- Global positioning system GPS receiver — Global positioning system GPS receivers
- Inkjet printers — Poster printers
- Kilns for firing ceramics — Studio kilns
- Laboratory scalpels
- Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines
- Laser printers — Computer laser printers
- Liquid crystal display projector — Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
- Medical computed tomography CT or CAT scanners or tubes — Computed axial tomography CAT scan equipment
- Medical magnetic resonance imaging MRI scanners — Functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI scanners
- Microphone stand — Microphone podiums
- Microphones — Handheld microphones; Wireless microphones
- MP3 players or recorders — MP3 digital voice recorders
- Multimedia projectors — Multimedia projection equipment
- Notebook computers — Laptop computers
- Overhead projectors — Overhead data projectors
- Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers — Handheld data recorders
- Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment
- Polarizing microscopes — Petrographic microscopes; Polarizing light microscope
- Portable data input terminals — Interactive whiteboard controllers; Student response systems
- Power saws — Thin section saws
- Projection screens or displays — Projector screens
- Scanners — Color scanners; Computer data input scanners
- Scanning electron microscopes
- Scientific calculator — Digital calculators
- Sculpture accessories — Clay carving tools
- Slide projectors — Carousel slide projectors
- Soil core sampling apparatus — Bucket augers
- Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems
- Spectrometers — Energy dispersive x ray fluorescence EDXRF spectrometers
- Stereo or dissecting light microscopes — Reflected light microscopes; Stereo microscopes
- Tablet computers
- Teleconference equipment — Conference telephones
- Televisions — Liquid crystal display LCD televisions; Television monitors
- Theodolites — Reflectorless total stations; Survey levels
- Touch screen monitors — Interactive whiteboards
- Videoconferencing systems — Videoconferencing equipment
- Web cameras — Webcams
Technology used in this occupation:
- Analytical or scientific software — ESRI ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst; ESRI ArcGIS Spatial Analyst; SPSS software
- Calendar and scheduling software
- Computer aided design CAD software — ESRI ArcView 3D Analyst; GibbsCAM software
- Computer based training software — Blackboard Learn; Desire2Learn; Learning management system LMS software; Sakai CLE (see all 5 examples)
- Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software
- Development environment software — Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Suite software
- Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
- Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Outlook
- Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Flash; Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software
- Information retrieval or search software — DOC Cop; iParadigms Turnitin
- Internet browser software — Web browser software
- Map creation software — ESRI ArcGIS software; ESRI ArcMap; ESRI ArcView; Golden Software Surfer (see all 5 examples)
- Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
- Optical character reader OCR or scanning software — Digitizing software; Image scanning software
- Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- Web page creation and editing software — Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
- Web platform development software — Adobe Systems Adobe Shockwave Player
- Word processing software — Collaborative editing software; Google Docs; Microsoft Word
- Develop instructional materials.
- Guide class discussions.
- Evaluate student work.
- Advise educators on curricula, instructional methods, or policies.
- Maintain student records.
- Teach social science courses at the college level.
- Order instructional or library materials or equipment.
- Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
- Supervise student research or internship work.
- Research topics in area of expertise.
- Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
- Prepare tests.
- Supervise laboratory work.
- Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.
- Write grant proposals.
- Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
- Advise students on academic or career matters.
- Direct department activities.
- Select educational materials or equipment.
- Perform student enrollment or registration activities.
- Evaluate scholarly materials.
- Promote educational institutions or programs.
- Plan community programs or activities for the general public.
- Compile specialized bibliographies or lists of materials.
|Title||Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed|
|Education||Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).|
|Related Experience||Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.|
|Job Training||Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.|
|Job Zone Examples||These occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. Very advanced communication and organizational skills are required. Examples include librarians, lawyers, sports medicine physicians, wildlife biologists, school psychologists, surgeons, treasurers, and controllers.|
|SVP Range||(8.0 and above)|
Percentage of Respondents
|Education Level Required|
Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
|25-1042.00||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1062.00||Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary Bright Outlook|
|25-1064.00||Geography Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1065.00||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1067.00||Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1125.00||History Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1126.00||Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary|
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2014)||$74,750 annual|
|Employment (2014)||8,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2014-2024)||Faster than average (9% to 13%)|
|Projected job openings (2014-2024)||2,000|
|Top industries (2014)||
Educational Services (100% employed in this sector)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data and 2014-2024 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.
Job Openings on the Web
Sources of Additional Information
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- Postsecondary teachers . Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition.