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25-1071.00 - Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Sample of reported job titles: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Clinical Education Academic Coordinator, Clinical Professor, Clinical Sciences Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Occupational Therapy Professor, Physical Therapy Professor, Professor

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Tasks

  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. 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.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise laboratory sessions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction. 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.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as public health, stress management, and worksite health promotion. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. 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.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. 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.
  • 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.
  • Act as advisers to student organizations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Apparatus for gait analysis — Gait analysis equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Arm orthopedic softgoods — Upper extremity slings See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Back or lumbar or sacral orthopedic softgoods — Back support braces; Lumbar corsets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Balance beams or boards or bolsters or rockers for rehabilitation or therapy — Balance boards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bench refractometers or polarimeters — Digital refractometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blood bank cell washers — Cell washing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blood pressure cuff kits — Sphygmomanometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Canes or cane accessories — Walking canes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cardiac output CO monitoring units or accessories — Cardiac monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Coagulation analyzers — Coagulation testing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Colorimeters — Colorimetric devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Compact disk players or recorders — Compact disk CD players See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cosmetic dentistry curing lights or accessories — Curing lights See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Crutches or crutch accessories — Crutches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cryostats — Microcryostats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental amalgamators — Dental amalgamation equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental examination chairs or related parts or accessories — Dental patient chairs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental formers — Vacuum formers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental hand pieces or accessories — Dental handpieces See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental laboratory lathes or accessories — Dental laboratory lathes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental laboratory model trimmers or accessories — Dental laboratory model trimmers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental lasers — Dental laser equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental saliva ejectors or oral suction devices or supplies — Dental suction units; Oral evacuation systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental scalers or accessories — Ultrasonic scalers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental shades — Tooth shade guides See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dental x ray units — Panoramic x ray machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers — Digital imaging workstations See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras — Digital video cameras; Video recording systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital cameras — Compact digital cameras; Intraoral cameras; Pan-tilt-zoom PTZ 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.
  • Dollies — Equipment dollies See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dropping pipettes — Pipetting devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dry baths or heating blocks — Laboratory heating blocks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electro etcher marking machine — Micro-etchers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrocardiography EKG units — Electrocardiography EKG machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electromyography EMG units or accessories — Electromyography EMG systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electronic medical thermometers — Digital medical thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrosurgical or electrocautery equipment — Electrosurgery devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrotherapy combination units — Electric stimulation machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency medical services first aid kits — Emergency first aid kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency or resuscitation carts — Crash carts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Endoscopic video cameras or recorders or adapters or accessories — Video endoscopy equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Epidiascopes — Opaque projectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ergometer — Ergometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Exercise trampolines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Eyewashers or eye wash stations — Emergency eyewash stations See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fitness weights — Free weights See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Full body immersion hydrotherapy baths or tanks — Therapeutic whirlpool baths See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fume hoods or cupboards — Fume hoods See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gait belts for rehabilitation or therapy — Gait belts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Galvanic or faradic stimulators — High-voltage galvanic stimulation machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Goniometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Head mounted displays — Virtual reality augmented cycling kits VRACK See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hemacytometer sets — Hemacytometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hematology analyzers — Automated ESR analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hematology test kits or supplies — Hematology test kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • High capacity removable media drives — Universal serial bus USB flash drives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Histology or cytology slide stainers — Slide stainers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Immunology analyzers — Immuno-chemistry analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Inkjet printers — Poster printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Knee brace or support — Knee support braces See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory balances See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory blenders or emulsifiers — Total parenteral nutrition TPN compounders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory graduated cylinders — Graduated glass cylinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory mechanical convection ovens — Casting ovens See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory mixers — Polyether mixing machines; Rotator mixers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laminar flow cabinets or stations — Flow hoods 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 — Diode lasers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Liquid crystal display projector — Liquid crystal display LCD projectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lower body resistance machines — Isokinetic lower body testing machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mats or platforms for rehabilitation or therapy — High-lo manipulation tables See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical acoustic stethoscope or accessory — Mechanical stethoscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical c arm x ray units — Flat panel c-arms See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical computed tomography CT or CAT scanners or tubes — Large bore computed tomography CT scanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical exam or non surgical procedure gloves — Protective medical gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical gamma cameras for general use — Large animal gamma cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical gas cylinders or related devices — Oxygen tanks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical picture archiving computer systems PACS See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical positron emission tomography PET units — Large bore positron emission tomography PET scanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical radiological shielding aprons or masks or drapes — Lead aprons See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical staff isolation or surgical masks — Protective medical face masks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical syringe with needle — Hypodermic syringes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical tape measures — Medical measuring tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical ultrasound or doppler or echo monitors — Intraoperative ultrasound monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medicine ball — Medicine balls See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microcentrifuges — Microhematocrit centrifuges 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 See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microscope slides — Agar slides See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mobile or transportable medical linear accelerators — Medical linear accelerators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Motion analysis system — 3D movement analysis systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • MP3 players or recorders — MP3 digital voice recorders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multimedia projectors — Computer projectors; Multimedia projection equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multipurpose or general test tubes — General purpose laboratory test tubes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Needle or blade or sharps disposal container or cart — Biohazard containers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Neuromuscular stimulators or kits — Functional electrical stimulation FES equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Orthopedic splint systems — Wrist splints See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Osmometers — Laboratory osmometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Overhead projectors — Overhead data projectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Parallel bars for rehabilitation or therapy — Parallel bars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Patient care beds or accessories for general use — Hospital beds; Rotating bed See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Patient care beds or accessories for specialty care — Tilt tables See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Patient lifts or accessories — Hoyer lifts; Total lift chairs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Patient shifting boards or accessories — Sliding boards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pelvis or back traction supplies — Cervical traction units; Pelvic traction equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Petri plates or dishes — Petri dishes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Physiological recorders — Step monitoring devices; Web-based telerehabilitation monitoring systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Portable data input terminals — Interactive whiteboard controllers; Student response systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Postmortem animal dissection tables or accessories — Microdissection systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Posture evaluation kit — Posture scale analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Powder boards for rehabilitation or therapy — Powder boards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure indicators — Force measurement plates See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Projection screens or displays — Projector screens See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pulse oximeter units — Pulse oximeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Reachers for the physically challenged — Reachers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Reflex hammers or mallets — Reflex hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Resistive exercise bands or putty or tubing or accessories for rehabilitation or therapy — Resistive exercise bands See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scanners — Computer data input scanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scanning light or spinning disk or laser scanning microscopes — Laser scanning confocal microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scientific calculator — Digital calculators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shaking incubators — Blood culture incubators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Slide projectors — Carousel slide projectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spill kits — Spill cleanup kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stationary bicycles — Recumbent exercise bicycles; Stationary exercise bicycles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Steam autoclaves or sterilizers — Pressure steam autoclaves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Teeth cleaning devices or accessories — Dental air water syringes 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.
  • Therapeutic cryo compression therapy system and accessories — Sequential pump equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Therapeutic heating or cooling pads or compresses or packs — Therapeutic cold packs; Therapeutic hot packs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Touch screen monitors — Interactive whiteboards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation units — Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation TENS equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Transmission electron microscopes — Transmission electron microscopes TEM See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Treadmill exercisers for rehabilitation or therapy — Therapeutic treadmill exercisers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ultrasonic cleaning equipment — Ultrasonic sterilization units See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ultrasonic therapy apparatus or supplies — Ultrasound machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Upper body resistance machines — Isokinetic upper body testing machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Urinalysis analyzers — Urine analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Videoconferencing systems — Videoconferencing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vortex mixers — Laboratory vortex mixers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Walkers or rollators — Walkers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water baths — Laboratory water baths See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Web cameras — Remote webcams; Webcams See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wheelchairs — Patient wheelchairs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wrist exercisers for rehabilitation or therapy — Hand grips See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Analytical or scientific software — SAS software; SPSS software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Calendar and scheduling software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Compliance software — Material safety data sheet MSDS software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer based training software — Articulate Rapid E-Learning Studio; Blackboard Learn; Learning management system LMS software; Sakai CLE * (see all 6 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software; EcoLogic Systems ADAM Indoor Air Quality Management Software; Microsoft Access See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — TechSmith Snagit 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.
  • Map creation software — Geographic information system GIS software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Medical software — Dental software; Electronic health record EHR software; InteractElsevier Netter's 3D Interactive Anatomy See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Multi-media educational software — Turning Technologies TurningPoint 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 — Adobe Systems Adobe Presenter; 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures. 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.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 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.
  • Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Therapy and Counseling — Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process. 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.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins. 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.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. 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.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. 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.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. 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.
  • 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 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.
  • 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.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. 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.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. 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.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. 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.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 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.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. 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.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients. 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.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. 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.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. 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.
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. 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.
  • Advise educators on curricula, instructional methods, or policies. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 — 100% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 88% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 80% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 69% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 19% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 50% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 50% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 49% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 73% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 68% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 61% responded “Important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 56% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 38% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 45% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Public Speaking — 33% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Disease or Infections — 36% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 37% responded “Very close (near touching).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 35% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 46% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 42% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 31% responded “Moderate responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 61% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” 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
29   Doctoral degree
27   Post-doctoral training
14   Bachelor's degree

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

Life Sciences — Biostatistics; Epidemiology
Physics/Astronomy — Health/Medical Physics

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: SI

  • 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.

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Work Styles

  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. 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.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. 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.
  • 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.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. 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.
  • 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.

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Work Values

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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) $90,210 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 190,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Much faster than average (22% or higher) Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 97,200
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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