Details Report for:
25-1051.00 - Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. 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, Astronomy Professor, Atmospheric Sciences Professor, Geology Professor, Instructor, Meteorology Professor, Oceanography Professor, Professor, Research 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 — Ansys Fluent; The MathWorks MATLAB ; WaveMetrics IGOR Pro; Wolfram Research Mathematica (see all 18 examples)
- Calendar and scheduling software
- Computer aided design CAD software — Midland Valley Move Suite
- Computer based training software — Blackboard software; Desire2Learn; Learning management system LMS; Sakai CLE (see all 6 examples)
- Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software; Thomson EndNote
- Development environment software — National Instruments LabVIEW ; Software development tools
- Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
- Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Outlook
- Geographic information system — ESRI ArcGIS software ; ESRI ArcInfo
- Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe After Effects ; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop ; Corel CorelDraw Graphics Suite; Golden Software Voxler (see all 5 examples)
- Information retrieval or search software — DOC Cop; iParadigms Turnitin
- Internet browser software — Web browser software
- Map creation software — Geosoft Oasis montaj
- Office suite software — Microsoft Office
- Optical character reader OCR or scanning software — Image scanning software
- Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
- 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
- Geological compasses — Pocket transit compasses
- Global positioning system GPS receiver — Global positioning system GPS receivers
- Hammers — Rock hammers
- 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
- Lasers — Laser surveying equipment
- Liquid crystal display projector — Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
- Magnifiers — Magnifying glasses
- Mass spectrometers — Stable isotope mass spectrometers
- Microphone stand — Portable microphone podiums
- Microphones — Handheld microphones; Wireless microphones
- MP3 players or recorders — MP3 digital voice recorders
- Multimedia projectors — Multimedia projection equipment
- Notebook computers — Laptop computers
- Overhead projectors — Overhead data projectors
- Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment
- Pocket calculator — Digital calculators
- Polarizing microscopes — Polarized light microscopes
- Portable data input terminals — Interactive whiteboard controllers; Student response systems
- Projection screens or displays — Projector screens
- Scanners — Computer data input scanners
- Scanning electron microscopes — Field emission scanning electron microscopes
- Seismic recorders or seismographs — Seismographs
- 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; Portable smart boards
- Videoconferencing systems — Videoconferencing equipment
- Web cameras — Webcams
- X ray diffraction equipment — X ray diffractometers
- Maintain student records.
- Teach physical science or mathematics courses at the college level.
- Evaluate student work.
- Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
- Prepare tests.
- Supervise student research or internship work.
- Supervise laboratory work.
- Develop instructional materials.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.
- Guide class discussions.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- 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.
- Advise students on academic or career matters.
- Order instructional or library materials or equipment.
- Select educational materials or equipment.
- Write grant proposals.
- Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
- Direct department activities.
- Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
- Perform student enrollment or registration activities.
- Promote educational institutions or programs.
- Compile specialized bibliographies or lists of materials.
- Plan community programs or activities for the general public.
- Evaluate scholarly materials.
- Provide information to 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.
|19-2042.00||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers|
|19-2099.01||Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists|
|25-1042.00||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary Bright Outlook|
|25-1043.00||Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1052.00||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1053.00||Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1054.00||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1064.00||Geography Teachers, Postsecondary|
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2020)||$94,520 annual|
|Employment (2020)||13,600 employees|
|Projected growth (2020-2030)||Average (5% to 10%)|
|Projected job openings (2020-2030)||1,400|
|Top industries (2020)||
Educational Services (99% 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 for the Advancement of Science
- American Association of Geographers
- American Association of Petroleum Geologists
- American Geophysical Union
- American Meteorological Society
- Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
- Astronomical Society of the Pacific
- Council of Graduate Schools
- Geochemical Society
- Mineralogical Society of America
- National Association of Geoscience Teachers
- National Earth Science Teachers Association
- National Science Teachers Association
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Postsecondary teachers
- Paleontological Society
- Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society
- The Geological Society of America