Details Report for:
25-1064.00 - Geography Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in geography. 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, Geography Instructor, Geography Professor, Human Geography Instructor, Human Geography Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Physical Geography 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 — IBM SPSS Statistics ; Insightful S-PLUS; ITT Exelis Visual Information Solutions ENVI; The MathWorks MATLAB (see all 6 examples)
- Calendar and scheduling software
- Computer aided design CAD software — ESRI ArcView 3D Analyst
- 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
- Desktop publishing software — Microsoft Publisher
- Development environment software — Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Suite; Interface definition language IDL
- Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Reader
- Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Outlook
- Information retrieval or search software — DOC Cop; iParadigms Turnitin
- Internet browser software — Microsoft Internet Explorer; Mozilla Firefox; Web browser software
- Map creation software — Caliper Maptitude; Clark Labs IDRISI; ESRI ArcView; Geographic information system GIS software (see all 8 examples)
- 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
- Conductivity meters — Ground conductivity meters
- Coring equipment — Power coring devices
- 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
- Global positioning system GPS receiver — Global positioning system GPS receivers
- High capacity removable media drives — Universal serial bus USB flash drives
- Inkjet printers — Poster printers
- Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines
- Laser measuring systems — Laser distance measuring devices
- Laser printers — Computer laser printers
- Liquid crystal display projector — Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
- Metal detectors — Handheld metal detectors
- Microphone stand — Microphone podiums
- Microphones — Handheld microphones; Wireless microphones
- MP3 players or recorders — MP3 digital voice recorders
- Multimedia projectors — Computer projectors; Multimedia projection equipment
- Notebook computers — Laptop computers
- Overhead projectors — Overhead data projectors
- Paramagnetic susceptibility analyzers — Magnetic susceptibility meters
- Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment
- Plotter printers — Plotting printers
- Portable data input terminals — Data loggers; Interactive whiteboard controllers; Student response systems
- Projection screens or displays — Projector screens
- Scanners — Computer data input scanners; Digitizers
- Scientific calculator — Digital calculators
- 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 projectors — Cathode ray tube CRT projectors
- Videoconferencing systems — Videoconferencing equipment
- Weather stations — Portable meteorological stations
- Web cameras — Webcams
- Develop instructional materials.
- Teach physical science or mathematics courses at the college level.
- Evaluate student work.
- Research topics in area of expertise.
- Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
- Prepare tests.
- Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
- Guide class discussions.
- Maintain student records.
- Supervise student research or internship work.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.
- Advise students on academic or career matters.
- Supervise laboratory work.
- Direct department activities.
- Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
- Write grant proposals.
- Maintain computer equipment or software.
- Order instructional or library materials or equipment.
- Perform student enrollment or registration activities.
- Promote educational institutions or programs.
- Select educational materials or equipment.
- 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)|
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.
|19-3091.00||Anthropologists and Archeologists Bright Outlook|
|25-1043.00||Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1051.00||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1053.00||Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1061.00||Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1065.00||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1067.00||Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1124.00||Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary|
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2020)||$82,330 annual|
|Employment (2019)||4,800 employees|
|Projected growth (2019-2029)||Average (3% to 4%)|
|Projected job openings (2019-2029)||400|
|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 Geographers
- American Geographical Society
- American Geophysical Union
- American Meteorological Society
- American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
- International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators
- National Association of Geoscience Teachers
- National Council for Geographic Education
- National Council for the Social Studies
- National Geographic Society
- National Science Teachers Association
- North American Cartographic Information Society
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Postsecondary teachers
- Regional Science Association International
- The Geological Society of America