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Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

Also called: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Instructor, Professor

What they do:
Teach courses in childcare, family relations, finance, nutrition, and related subjects pertaining to home management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
On the job, you would:
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory work, projects, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as food science, nutrition, and child care.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • read and understand what is written
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:
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Desire2Learn
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 or
master's degree
usually needed

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$71,380
$38,770
$123,010

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