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Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Also called: Professor, Clinical Professor, Physical Therapy Professor, Assistant Professor

What they do:
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
On the job, you would:
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.

Knowledge

Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Health
  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
Math and Science
  • biology

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Concern for Others
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Computer based training software
  • Articulate Rapid E-Learning Studio
  • Blackboard Learn
Medical software
  • Dental software
  • Electronic health record EHR software
Word processing software
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Google Docs

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral degree or
post-doctoral training
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$81,140
per year, on average
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