Details Report for:
25-1032.00 - Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. 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, Chemical Engineering Professor, Electrical Engineering Professor, Engineering Instructor, Engineering Professor, Environmental Engineering Professor, Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Professor, 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
- Analytical or scientific software — Finite element analysis software; The MathWorks MATLAB
- Calendar and scheduling software
- Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD ; Autodesk Revit ; Dassault Systemes CATIA; Dassault Systemes SolidWorks (see all 5 examples)
- Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
- Computer based training software — Blackboard Learn; Desire2Learn; Learning management system LMS; Sakai CLE (see all 5 examples)
- Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software
- Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Outlook
- Information retrieval or search software — DOC Cop; iParadigms Turnitin
- Internet browser software — Web browser software
- Object or component oriented development software — C++ ; Oracle Java ; Python
- Office suite software — Microsoft Office
- Optical character reader OCR or scanning software — Image scanning software
- Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
- Project management software — Microsoft Project ; Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- 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 camcorders or video cameras — Digital video cameras
- Digital cameras — Compact digital cameras
- Digital video disk players or recorders — Digital video disk DVD players
- Epidiascopes — Opaque projectors
- 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
- Milling machines — Computer numerical control CNC mills
- MP3 players or recorders — MP3 digital voice recorders
- Multimedia projectors — Computer projectors; Multimedia projection equipment
- 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
- Vertical turning center — Computer numerical control CNC lathes
- Videoconferencing systems — Videoconferencing equipment
- Web cameras — Webcams
- Research topics in area of expertise.
- Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise.
- Develop instructional materials.
- Evaluate student work.
- Write grant proposals.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
- Supervise student research or internship work.
- Teach physical science or mathematics courses at the college level.
- Guide class discussions.
- Supervise laboratory work.
- Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
- Prepare tests.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.
- Maintain student records.
- Advise students on academic or career matters.
- Order instructional or library materials or equipment.
- Perform student enrollment or registration activities.
- Promote educational institutions or programs.
- Select educational materials or equipment.
- Direct department activities.
- Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
- Edit documents.
- Edit written materials.
- Proofread documents, records, or other files to ensure accuracy.
- Plan community programs or activities for the general public.
- Advise educators on curricula, instructional methods, or policies.
- Compile specialized bibliographies or lists of materials.
|Title||Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed|
|Education||Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).|
|Related Experience||Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.|
|Job Training||Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.|
|Job Zone Examples||These occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. Very advanced communication and organizational skills are required. Examples include pharmacists, lawyers, astronomers, biologists, clergy, neurologists, and veterinarians.|
|SVP Range||(8.0 and above)|
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.
|11-9041.00||Architectural and Engineering Managers|
|17-2199.03||Energy Engineers, Except Wind and Solar|
|19-2099.01||Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists|
|25-1021.00||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1022.00||Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1031.00||Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary Bright Outlook|
|25-1041.00||Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1052.00||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1053.00||Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1054.00||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary|
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2020)||$103,600 annual|
|Employment (2019)||44,600 employees|
|Projected growth (2019-2029)||Much faster than average (8% or higher)|
|Projected job openings (2019-2029)||3,800|
|Top industries (2019)||
Educational Services (100% employed in this sector)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 wage data and 2019-2029 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2019-2029). "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 for the Advancement of Science
- American Association of University Professors
- American Chemical Society
- American Geophysical Union
- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers
- American Society for Engineering Education
- American Society of Civil Engineers
- Association for Computing Machinery
- Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association
- National Society of Professional Engineers
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Postsecondary teachers
- Society of Manufacturing Engineers
- Society of Women Engineers
- The American Society of Mechanical Engineers