Details Report for:
25-1122.00 - Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. 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, Communication Arts Professor, Communication Instructor, Communication Professor, Instructor, Mass Communications Professor, Professor, Speech Instructor, Speech 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 — Data visualization software
- 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
- Desktop publishing software — Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
- Development environment software — Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Suite
- Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
- Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Outlook
- Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator ; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
- Information retrieval or search software — DOC Cop; iParadigms Turnitin
- Internet browser software — Web browser software
- Music or sound editing software — Adobe Systems Adobe Audition; Audacity; Avid Technology Pro Tools; WideOrbit
- Office suite software — Microsoft Office
- Optical character reader OCR or scanning software — Image scanning software
- Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- Video creation and editing software — Apple Final Cut Pro; Avid Technology Media Composer; Video editing software; Video production software
- Web page creation and editing software — LinkedIn
- Word processing software — Collaborative editing software; Google Docs ; Microsoft Word
Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.
- Audio mixing consoles — Audio compressors; Audio mixers; Broadcast mixing boards; Sound effect generators
- Audio monitor — Audio monitors
- Camera controllers — Studio camera control equipment
- Compact disk players or recorders — Compact disk CD players
- Control unit — Digital playback machines
- Conversation recording units — Digital recording instruments
- Desktop computers
- Digital camcorders or video cameras — Broadcast cameras; Digital video cameras
- Digital cameras — Compact digital cameras
- Digital video disk players or recorders — Digital video disk DVD players
- Epidiascopes — Opaque projectors
- Headphones — Headphone amplifiers; Studio headphones
- 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
- Loudspeakers — Audio speakers
- Media control systems — Digital switchers
- Microphone stand — Microphone podiums
- Microphones — Handheld microphones; Studio 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
- Scientific calculator — Digital calculators
- Slide projectors — Carousel slide projectors
- Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems
- Stage or projection or studio lighting system — Stage lighting equipment
- Tablet computers
- Teleconference equipment — Conference telephones
- Television tuners — Channel frequency tuners
- Televisions — Liquid crystal display LCD televisions; Television monitors
- Touch screen monitors — Interactive whiteboards
- Video editors — Video editing equipment
- Videoconferencing systems — Videoconferencing equipment
- Web cameras — Webcams
- Evaluate student work.
- Guide class discussions.
- Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
- Prepare tests.
- Develop instructional materials.
- Teach social science courses at the college level.
- Maintain student records.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.
- Advise students on academic or career matters.
- Order instructional or library materials or equipment.
- Select educational materials or equipment.
- Direct department activities.
- Supervise student research or internship work.
- Research topics in area of expertise.
- Perform student enrollment or registration activities.
- Promote educational institutions or programs.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
- Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
- Plan community programs or activities for the general public.
- Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise.
- Compile specialized bibliographies or lists of materials.
- Write grant proposals.
- Coordinate musical rehearsals or performances.
- Direct productions or performances.
- 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.
|13-1151.00||Training and Development Specialists Bright Outlook|
|25-1011.00||Business Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1081.00||Education Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1123.00||English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-2031.00||Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education|
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2020)||$71,030 annual|
|Employment (2020)||33,600 employees|
|Projected growth (2020-2030)||Average (5% to 10%)|
|Projected job openings (2020-2030)||3,400|
|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 Forensic Association
- Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
- Association for Theatre in Higher Education
- Broadcast Education Association
- College Media Association
- Council of Graduate Schools
- Eastern Communication Association
- International Communication Association
- National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications
- National Communication Association
- National Council of Teachers of English
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Postsecondary teachers
- Society of Professional Journalists
- Southern States Communication Association
- The Association for Women in Communications
- Western States Communication Association