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Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Also called: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Education Professor, Professor

What they do:
Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
On the job, you would:
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • philisophy and religion
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Math and Science
  • psychology
  • sociology and anthropology
Business
  • management

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions

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

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Persistence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Learning management system LMS
Word processing software
  • Google Docs Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral degree
usually needed

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$64,780
$32,680
$124,580

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