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Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary

Also called: Assistant Professor, Professor, Social Work Associate Professor, Social Work Professor

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What they do:
Teach courses in social work. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
On the job, you would:
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, or handouts.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.

Knowledge

Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Math and Science
  • sociology and anthropology
  • psychology
Health
  • therapy and counseling
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things
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:
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Initiative
  • Concern for Others
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Word processing software
  • Google Docs Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology
Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Moodle
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook 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
$71,570
$35,670
$129,560
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