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25-1052.00 - Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Sample of reported job titles: Adjunct Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry Faculty Member, Chemistry Instructor, Chemistry Professor, Instructor, Professor, Professor of Chemistry

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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

Tasks

  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory performance, assignments, and papers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise students' laboratory work. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and chemical separation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Establish, teach, and monitor students' compliance with safety rules for handling chemicals, equipment, and other hazardous materials. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Select, order, and maintain materials and supplies for teaching and research, such as textbooks, chemicals, and laboratory equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Serve on committees or in professional societies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Act as advisers to student organizations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform administrative duties such as serving as a department head. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Atomic absorption AA spectrometers — Atomic absorption AA spectrophotometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Benchtop centrifuges — Laboratory benchtop centrifuges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calorimeters — Differential scanning calorimeters; Recording calorimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Capillary tube assemblies — Cryoloops See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Chemiluminescence or bioluminescence analyzers — Chemiluminescence analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Compact disk players or recorders — Compact disk CD players See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Complementary deoxyribonucleic acid cDNA synthesis kits — Deoxyribonucleic acid DNA synthesizers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cryostats — Helium cryostats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras — Digital video cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital cameras — Compact digital cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital video disk players or recorders — Digital video disk DVD players See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Distillation pipings or columns or fittings — Solvent purification systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrodes — Oxygen electrodes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrometers — Electron capture detectors ECD See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Epidiascopes — Opaque projectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flame ionization analyzers — Flame ionization detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gel dryers — Gel drying systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • General purpose refrigerators or refrigerator freezers — Cold rooms See more occupations related to this tool.
  • High pressure liquid chromatograph chromatography — High pressure liquid chromatograph HPLC equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Inductively coupled plasma ICP spectrometers — Atomic emission spectroscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Infrared spectrometers — Fourier transform infrared FTIR spectrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Inkjet printers — Poster printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Instrumentation for capillary electrophoresis — Capillary electrophoresis systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Isolation glove boxes — Laboratory glove boxes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory dishes — Crystallization plates; Drop plates See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory safety furnaces — Benchtop muffle furnaces See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser printers — Computer laser printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lasers — Laser systems; Nitrogen lasers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Liquid crystal display projector — Liquid crystal display LCD projectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mass spectrometers — Gas chromatograph mass spectrometers GC-MS See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microcentrifuges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microphone stand — Microphone podiums See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microphones — Handheld microphones; Wireless microphones See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microplate readers — Luminometer plate readers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Monochromators — Scanning monochromators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • MP3 players or recorders — MP3 digital voice recorders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multimedia projectors — Multimedia projection equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance NMR spectrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Orbital shakers — Benchtop orbital shakers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Oscilloscopes — Digital storage oscilloscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Overhead projectors — Overhead data projectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Photometers — Luminometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pocket calculator — Digital calculators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Polarimeters — Automated polarimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Polarizing microscopes — Polarized light microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Portable data input terminals — Interactive whiteboard controllers; Student response systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Projection screens or displays — Projector screens See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Robotic or automated liquid handling systems — Microarray spotting systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scanners — Computer data input scanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shaking incubators — Microplate shakers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Slide projectors — Carousel slide projectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Solid phase extraction SPE columns — Magnetic particle processors; Solvent extraction systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spectrofluorimeters or fluorimeters — Spectrofluorimeters; X ray fluorescence XRF analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spectrophotometers — Luminescence spectrophotometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sulfur dioxide analyzers or detectors — Total sulfur analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Teleconference equipment — Conference telephones See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Televisions — Liquid crystal display LCD televisions; Television monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Temperature cycling chambers or thermal cyclers — Polymerase chain reaction PCR thermocyclers; Thermocyclers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Thermo gravimetry analyzers — Thermogravimetric analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Touch screen monitors — Interactive whiteboards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tube furnaces See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ultracentrifuges — Benchtop ultracentrifuges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ultrasonic cleaning equipment — Ultrasonic cleaners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vacuum desiccators — Vacuum concentrators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vacuum pumps — Cryopumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Videoconferencing systems — Videoconferencing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Web cameras — Webcams See more occupations related to this tool.
  • X ray diffraction equipment — X ray diffractometers See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Analytical or scientific software — Auto3DEM *; OriginLab Origin; PerkinElmer ChemOffice Suite; Wavefunction Spartan software (see all 9 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Calendar and scheduling software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer based training software — Blackboard Learn; Desire2Learn; Learning management system LMS software; Sakai CLE * (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Information retrieval or search software — DOC Cop *; iParadigms Turnitin See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Optical character reader OCR or scanning software — Image scanning software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Collaborative editing software; Google Docs *; Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

* Software developed by a government agency and/or distributed as freeware or shareware.

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Knowledge

  • Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Develop instructional materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Guide class discussions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate student work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establish rules or policies governing student behavior. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise educators on curricula, instructional methods, or policies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor student performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain student records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Order instructional or library materials or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise student research or internship work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Research topics in area of expertise. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Teach physical science or mathematics courses at the college level. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop instructional objectives. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare tests. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise laboratory work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Teach others to use technology or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Write grant proposals. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Serve on institutional or departmental committees. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare reports detailing student activities or performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise students on academic or career matters. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct department activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Select educational materials or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Perform student enrollment or registration activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Promote educational institutions or programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Plan community programs or activities for the general public. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Compile specialized bibliographies or lists of materials. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Electronic Mail — 99% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 77% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 77% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 64% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 83% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 84% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Public Speaking — 56% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 47% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 45% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 49% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 50% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 34% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 47% responded “Important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 39% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 63% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 32% responded “Highly competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 41% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 39% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 51% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 28% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — 34% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 46% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 31% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

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)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
51   Doctoral degree
27   Post-doctoral training
18   Master's degree

This occupation may require a background in the following science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational disciplines:

Chemistry — Analytical Chemistry; Chemical Physics; Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Physical and Theoretical Chemistry (see all 7 programs)
Geosciences — Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: SIR

  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $73,080 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 25,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Average (8% to 14%) Average (8% to 14%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 7,300
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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Sources of Additional Information

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  • Postsecondary Teachers external site. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition.

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