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Business Teachers, Postsecondary

Also called: Business Instructor, Business Professor, Instructor, Professor

What they do:
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
On the job, you would:
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as financial accounting, principles of marketing, and operations management.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Business
  • management
  • accounting and economics
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
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
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Computer based training software
  • Almaris E-Learning Systems Financial Accounting Tutor
  • Learning management system LMS
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology
Word processing software
  • Google Docs Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$83,960
$37,890
$195,120
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