Details Report for:
25-1066.00 - Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Sample of reported job titles: Adjunct Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology Professor, Faculty Member, Instructor, Lecturer, Professor, Psychology Instructor, Psychology 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 — PsyScript; Qualtrics Research Suite; SAS ; The MathWorks MATLAB (see all 17 examples)
- Calendar and scheduling software
- Computer based training software — Blackboard Learn; ePsych; Moodle; PsychSim (see all 9 examples)
- Data base user interface and query software — Blackboard; Data entry software
- Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Outlook
- Graphics or photo imaging software — XNAT
- Information retrieval or search software — DOC Cop; iParadigms Turnitin
- Internet browser software — Web browser software
- Medical software — Biomedical Imaging Resource Analyze
- Object or component oriented development software — R
- Office suite software — Microsoft Office
- Optical character reader OCR or scanning software — Image scanning software
- Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
- Project management software — Sona Systems Experiment Management System
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- Web page creation and editing software — SurveyWiz
- Word processing software — Collaborative editing software; Google Docs ; Microsoft Word
Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.
- Binocular light compound microscopes — Optical scanning microscopes
- Camera based vision systems for automated data collection — Eye tracking systems
- 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
- Digital voice recorders — Digital audio recorders
- 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
- Medical magnetic resonance imaging MRI scanners — Magnetic resonance imaging MRI scanners
- Medical positron emission tomography PET units — Medical positron emission tomography PET scanners
- 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
- Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment
- Portable data input terminals — Interactive whiteboard controllers; Student response systems
- Projection screens or displays — Projector screens
- Scanners — Computer data input scanners
- Scanning electron microscopes
- Scanning light or spinning disk or laser scanning microscopes — Laser scanning microscopes
- Scientific calculator — Digital calculators
- Slide projectors — Carousel slide projectors
- Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems
- Stereo or dissecting light microscopes — Stereo fluorescence macroscopes
- Tablet computers
- Teleconference equipment — Conference telephones
- Televisions — Liquid crystal display LCD televisions; Television monitors
- Touch screen monitors — Interactive whiteboards
- Transmission electron microscopes — Transmission electron microscopes TEM
- Videoconferencing systems — Videoconferencing equipment
- Web cameras — Webcams
- Teach social science courses at the college level.
- Evaluate student work.
- Guide class discussions.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
- Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
- Develop instructional materials.
- Prepare tests.
- Supervise student research or internship work.
- Supervise laboratory work.
- Hire personnel.
- Recruit personnel.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.
- Research topics in area of expertise.
- Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise.
- Create technology-based learning materials.
- Advise students on academic or career matters.
- Direct department activities.
- Write grant proposals.
- Maintain student records.
- Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
- Write reports or evaluations.
- Perform student enrollment or registration activities.
- Promote educational institutions or programs.
- Order instructional or library materials or equipment.
- Select educational materials or equipment.
- Evaluate scholarly materials.
- 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.
|25-1011.00||Business Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1062.00||Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1067.00||Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1071.00||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1081.00||Education Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1113.00||Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary Bright Outlook|
|25-1122.00||Communications Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1126.00||Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary|
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2019)||$76,620 annual|
|Employment (2018)||47,900 employees|
|Projected growth (2018-2028)||Much faster than average (11% or higher)|
|Projected job openings (2018-2028)||4,800|
|Top industries (2018)||
Educational Services (100% employed in this sector)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 wage data and 2018-2028 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018-2028). "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 Christian Counselors
- American Association of Directors of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- American Association of University Professors
- American Counseling Association
- American Psychological Association
- Association for Psychological Science
- Eastern Psychological Association
- Midwestern Psychological Association
- National Association of School Psychologists
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Postsecondary teachers
- Psychonomic Society
- Society for Personality and Social Psychology
- Society for the Teaching of Psychology
- Southeastern Psychological Association