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Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

Also called: Economics Instructor, Economics Professor, Instructor, Professor

What they do:
Teach courses in economics. 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 econometrics, price theory, and macroeconomics.
  • 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.

Knowledge

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

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
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Abilities

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

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
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Attention to Detail

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Minitab Hot Technology
  • The MathWorks MATLAB Hot Technology
Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Learning management system LMS
Word processing software
  • Google Docs Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$101,480
$51,070
$202,460
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