Details Report for:
25-1021.00 - Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Sample of reported job titles: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems Instructor (CIS Instructor), Computer Science Instructor, Computer Science Professor, Faculty Member, Information Technology Instructor (IT Instructor), Instructor, Lecturer, Professor
Tasks | Technology Skills | Tools Used | 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
- Calendar and scheduling software
- Computer based training software — Blackboard Learn; Learning management system LMS; Moodle; Sakai CLE (see all 6 examples)
- Data base user interface and query software — Blackboard software; Data entry software; Database software ; Microsoft Access
- Development environment software — C; Microsoft Visual Basic ; Programming languages; Software development tools
- Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Outlook
- Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
- Information retrieval or search software — DOC Cop; iParadigms Turnitin
- Internet browser software — Web browser software
- Network security and virtual private network VPN equipment software — Firewall software; Network intrusion detection software
- Network security or virtual private network VPN management software — Virtual private networking VPN software
- Object or component oriented development software — C# ; C++ ; Oracle Java ; Python (see all 5 examples)
- Object oriented data base management software — Object oriented programming software
- Office suite software — Microsoft Office
- Operating system software — Linux ; UNIX
- Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- Video creation and editing software — Adobe Systems Adobe Premiere Pro
- Web page creation and editing software — Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
- Web platform development software — Hypertext markup language HTML ; PHP
- Word processing software — Collaborative editing software; Google Docs ; Microsoft Word
Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.
- Compact disk players or recorders — Compact disk CD players
- Desktop computers
- Digital cameras — Compact digital cameras
- Digital video disk players or recorders — Digital video disk DVD players
- Epidiascopes — Opaque projectors
- Hand held camcorders or video cameras — Handheld videocameras
- High capacity removable media drives — Universal serial bus USB flash drives
- Inkjet printers — Poster printers
- Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines
- Laser printers — Computer laser printers
- Liquid crystal display projector — Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
- Microphone stand — Microphone podiums
- Microphones — Handheld microphones; Wireless microphones
- MP3 players or recorders — MP3 digital voice recorders
- Multimedia projectors — Computer projectors; Multimedia projection equipment
- Network analyzers — Packet sniffers
- Notebook computers — Laptop computers
- Overhead projectors — Overhead data projectors
- Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment
- Pocket calculator — Digital calculators
- Portable data input terminals — Interactive whiteboard controllers; Student response systems
- Projection screens or displays — Projector screens
- Scanners — Computer data input scanners
- Slide projectors — Carousel slide projectors
- Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems
- Tablet computers
- Teleconference equipment — Conference telephones
- Televisions — Liquid crystal display LCD televisions; Television monitors
- Touch screen monitors — Interactive whiteboards
- Video editors — Digital video editors
- Videoconferencing systems — Videoconferencing equipment
- Web cameras — Webcams
- Evaluate student work.
- Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
- Develop instructional materials.
- Prepare tests.
- Teach physical science or mathematics courses at the college level.
- Direct activities of subordinates.
- Advise students on academic or career matters.
- Supervise student research or internship work.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.
- Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
- Research topics in area of expertise.
- Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise.
- Supervise laboratory work.
- Guide class discussions.
- Maintain computer equipment or software.
- Design websites or web applications.
- Perform student enrollment or registration activities.
- Promote educational institutions or programs.
- Direct department activities.
- Write grant proposals.
- Order instructional or library materials or equipment.
- Select educational materials or equipment.
- Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
- Compile specialized bibliographies or lists of materials.
- Plan community programs or activities for the general public.
- Advise educators on curricula, instructional methods, or policies.
|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 pharmacists, lawyers, astronomers, biologists, clergy, neurologists, and veterinarians.|
|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.
|15-1221.00||Computer and Information Research Scientists|
|15-1253.00||Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers|
|19-2099.01||Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists|
|25-1011.00||Business Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1022.00||Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1032.00||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary Bright Outlook|
|25-1082.00||Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary|
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2020)||$85,540 annual|
|Employment (2020)||37,800 employees|
|Projected growth (2020-2030)||Average (5% to 10%)|
|Projected job openings (2020-2030)||3,800|
|Top industries (2020)||
Educational Services (100% employed in this sector)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 wage data and 2020-2030 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2020-2030). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.
Job Openings on the Web
Sources of Additional Information
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- American Association of University Professors
- American Association of University Women
- American Mathematical Society
- Association for Career and Technical Education
- Association for Computers and the Humanities
- Association for Computing Machinery
- CompTIA Association of IT Professionals
- Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges
- Council of Graduate Schools
- IEEE Computer Society
- International Society for Technology in Education
- Mathematical Association of America
- National Business Education Association
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Postsecondary teachers
- Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education
- United States Association for Computational Mechanics