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Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
SOC Code: 25-1071.00

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Sample of reported job titles: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Clinical Education Academic Coordinator, Clinical Professor, Clinical Sciences Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Occupational Therapy Professor, Physical Therapy Professor, Professor

Tasks

  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Supervise laboratory sessions.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as public health, stress management, and work site health promotion.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Act as advisers to student organizations.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department head.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.

Technology Skills

  • Analytical or scientific software - IBM SPSS Statistics ; SAS
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Compliance software - Material safety data sheet MSDS software
  • Computer based training software - Adobe Systems Adobe Presenter; Articulate Rapid E-Learning Studio; Blackboard Learn; Learning management system LMS (see all 7 examples)
  • Data base user interface and query software - Blackboard ; Data entry software ; EcoLogic ADAM Indoor Air Quality and Analytical Data Management; Microsoft Access
  • Electronic mail software - Email software; Microsoft Outlook
  • Graphics or photo imaging software - TechSmith Snagit
  • Information retrieval or search software - DOC Cop; iParadigms Turnitin
  • Internet browser software - Web browser software
  • Map creation software - Geographic information system GIS software
  • Medical software - Dental software; Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS ; InteractElsevier Netter's 3D Interactive Anatomy; Medical procedure coding software (see all 6 examples)
  • Multi-media educational software - Turning Technologies TurningPoint
  • Office suite software - Microsoft Office
  • Optical character reader OCR or scanning software - Image scanning software
  • Presentation software - Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Spreadsheet software - Microsoft Excel
  • Word processing software - Collaborative editing software; Google Docs; Microsoft Word

Tools Used

  • Apparatus for gait analysis - Gait analysis equipment
  • Arm orthopedic softgoods - Upper extremity slings
  • Back or lumbar or sacral orthopedic softgoods - Back support braces; Lumbar corsets
  • Balance beams or boards or bolsters or rockers for rehabilitation or therapy - Balance boards
  • Bench refractometers or polarimeters - Digital refractometers
  • Blood bank cell washers - Cell washing equipment
  • Blood pressure cuff kits - Sphygmomanometers
  • Canes or cane accessories - Walking canes
  • Cardiac output CO monitoring units or accessories - Cardiac monitors
  • Coagulation analyzers - Coagulation testing equipment
  • Colorimeters - Colorimetric devices
  • Compact disk players or recorders - Compact disk CD players
  • Cosmetic dentistry curing lights or accessories - Curing lights
  • Crutches or crutch accessories - Crutches
  • Cryostats - Microcryostats
  • Dental amalgamators - Dental amalgamation equipment
  • Dental examination chairs or related parts or accessories - Dental patient chairs
  • Dental formers - Vacuum formers
  • Dental hand pieces or accessories - Dental handpieces
  • Dental laboratory lathes or accessories - Dental laboratory lathes
  • Dental laboratory model trimmers or accessories - Dental laboratory model trimmers
  • Dental lasers - Dental laser equipment
  • Dental saliva ejectors or oral suction devices or supplies - Dental suction units; Oral evacuation systems
  • Dental scalers or accessories - Ultrasonic scalers
  • Dental shades - Tooth shade guides
  • Dental x ray units - Panoramic x ray machines
  • Desktop computers - Digital imaging workstations
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras - Digital video cameras; Video recording systems
  • Digital cameras - Compact digital cameras; Intraoral cameras; Pan-tilt-zoom PTZ cameras
  • Digital video disk players or recorders - Digital video disk DVD players
  • Dollies - Equipment dollies
  • Dropping pipettes - Pipetting devices
  • Dry baths or heating blocks - Laboratory heating blocks
  • Electro etcher marking machine - Micro-etchers
  • Electrocardiography EKG units - Electrocardiography EKG machines
  • Electromyography EMG units or accessories - Electromyography EMG systems
  • Electronic medical thermometers - Digital medical thermometers
  • Electrosurgical or electrocautery equipment - Electrosurgery devices
  • Electrotherapy combination units - Electric stimulation machines
  • Emergency medical services first aid kits - Emergency first aid kits
  • Emergency or resuscitation carts - Crash carts
  • Endoscopic video cameras or recorders or adapters or accessories - Video endoscopy equipment
  • Epidiascopes - Opaque projectors
  • Ergometer - Ergometers
  • Exercise trampolines
  • Eyewashers or eye wash stations - Emergency eyewash stations
  • Fitness weights - Free weights
  • Full body immersion hydrotherapy baths or tanks - Therapeutic whirlpool baths
  • Fume hoods or cupboards - Fume hoods
  • Gait belts for rehabilitation or therapy - Gait belts
  • Galvanic or faradic stimulators - High-voltage galvanic stimulation machines
  • Goniometers
  • Head mounted displays - Virtual reality augmented cycling kits VRACK
  • Hemacytometer sets - Hemacytometers
  • Hematology analyzers - Automated ESR analyzers
  • Hematology test kits or supplies - Hematology test kits
  • High capacity removable media drives - Universal serial bus USB flash drives
  • Histology or cytology slide stainers - Slide stainers
  • Immunology analyzers - Immuno-chemistry analyzers
  • Inkjet printers - Poster printers
  • Knee brace or support - Knee support braces
  • Laboratory balances
  • Laboratory blenders or emulsifiers - Total parenteral nutrition TPN compounders
  • Laboratory graduated cylinders - Graduated glass cylinders
  • Laboratory mechanical convection ovens - Casting ovens
  • Laboratory mixers - Polyether mixing machines; Rotator mixers
  • Laminar flow cabinets or stations - Flow hoods
  • Laser fax machine - Laser facsimile machines
  • Laser printers - Computer laser printers
  • Lasers - Diode lasers
  • Liquid crystal display projector - Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Lower body resistance machines - Isokinetic lower body testing machines
  • Mats or platforms for rehabilitation or therapy - High-lo manipulation tables
  • Medical acoustic stethoscope or accessory - Mechanical stethoscopes
  • Medical c arm x ray units - Flat panel c-arms
  • Medical computed tomography CT or CAT scanners or tubes - Large bore computed tomography CT scanners
  • Medical exam or non surgical procedure gloves - Protective medical gloves
  • Medical gamma cameras for general use - Large animal gamma cameras
  • Medical gas cylinders or related devices - Oxygen tanks
  • Medical picture archiving computer systems PACS
  • Medical positron emission tomography PET units - Large bore positron emission tomography PET scanners
  • Medical radiological shielding aprons or masks or drapes - Lead aprons
  • Medical staff isolation or surgical masks - Protective medical face masks
  • Medical syringe with needle - Hypodermic syringes
  • Medical tape measures - Medical measuring tapes
  • Medical ultrasound or doppler or echo monitors - Intraoperative ultrasound monitors
  • Medicine ball - Medicine balls
  • Microcentrifuges - Microhematocrit centrifuges
  • Microphone stand - Microphone podiums
  • Microphones - Handheld microphones; Wireless microphones
  • Microplate readers
  • Microscope slides - Agar slides
  • Mobile or transportable medical linear accelerators - Medical linear accelerators
  • Motion analysis system - 3D movement analysis systems
  • MP3 players or recorders - MP3 digital voice recorders
  • Multimedia projectors - Computer projectors; Multimedia projection equipment
  • Multipurpose or general test tubes - General purpose laboratory test tubes
  • Needle or blade or sharps disposal container or cart - Biohazard containers
  • Neuromuscular stimulators or kits - Functional electrical stimulation FES equipment
  • Notebook computers - Laptop computers
  • Orthopedic splint systems - Wrist splints
  • Osmometers - Laboratory osmometers
  • Overhead projectors - Overhead data projectors
  • Parallel bars for rehabilitation or therapy - Parallel bars
  • Patient care beds or accessories for general use - Hospital beds; Rotating bed
  • Patient care beds or accessories for specialty care - Tilt tables
  • Patient lifts or accessories - Hoyer lifts; Total lift chairs
  • Patient shifting boards or accessories - Sliding boards
  • Pelvis or back traction supplies - Cervical traction units; Pelvic traction equipment
  • Petri plates or dishes - Petri dishes
  • Photocopiers - Photocopying equipment
  • Physiological recorders - Step monitoring devices; Web-based telerehabilitation monitoring systems
  • Portable data input terminals - Interactive whiteboard controllers; Student response systems
  • Postmortem animal dissection tables or accessories - Microdissection systems
  • Posture evaluation kit - Posture scale analyzers
  • Powder boards for rehabilitation or therapy - Powder boards
  • Pressure indicators - Force measurement plates
  • Projection screens or displays - Projector screens
  • Pulse oximeter units - Pulse oximeters
  • Reachers for the physically challenged - Reachers
  • Reflex hammers or mallets - Reflex hammers
  • Resistive exercise bands or putty or tubing or accessories for rehabilitation or therapy - Resistive exercise bands
  • Scanners - Computer data input scanners
  • Scanning light or spinning disk or laser scanning microscopes - Laser scanning confocal microscopes
  • Scientific calculator - Digital calculators
  • Shaking incubators - Blood culture incubators
  • Slide projectors - Carousel slide projectors
  • Special purpose telephones - Multi-line telephone systems
  • Spill kits - Spill cleanup kits
  • Stationary bicycles - Recumbent exercise bicycles; Stationary exercise bicycles
  • Steam autoclaves or sterilizers - Pressure steam autoclaves
  • Tablet computers
  • Teeth cleaning devices or accessories - Dental air water syringes
  • Teleconference equipment - Conference telephones
  • Televisions - Liquid crystal display LCD televisions; Television monitors
  • Therapeutic cryo compression therapy system and accessories - Sequential pump equipment
  • Therapeutic heating or cooling pads or compresses or packs - Therapeutic cold packs; Therapeutic hot packs
  • Touch screen monitors - Interactive whiteboards
  • Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation units - Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation TENS equipment
  • Transmission electron microscopes - Transmission electron microscopes TEM
  • Treadmill exercisers for rehabilitation or therapy - Therapeutic treadmill exercisers
  • Ultrasonic cleaning equipment - Ultrasonic sterilization units
  • Ultrasonic therapy apparatus or supplies - Ultrasound machines
  • Upper body resistance machines - Isokinetic upper body testing machines
  • Urinalysis analyzers - Urine analyzers
  • Videoconferencing systems - Videoconferencing equipment
  • Vortex mixers - Laboratory vortex mixers
  • Walkers or rollators - Walkers
  • Water baths - Laboratory water baths
  • Web cameras - Remote webcams; Webcams
  • Wheelchairs - Patient wheelchairs
  • Wrist exercisers for rehabilitation or therapy - Hand grips

Knowledge

  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

Skills

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Abilities

  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
  • Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
  • Originality - The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
  • Selective Attention - The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

Interests

  • Interest code: SI
    • Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
    • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

Work Context

  • Electronic Mail - 100% responded “Every day.”
  • Face-to-Face Discussions - 88% responded “Every day.”
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled - 80% responded “Every day.”
  • Freedom to Make Decisions
  • Telephone - 69% responded “Every day.”
  • Work With Work Group or Team - 19% responded “Very important.”
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate - 50% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work - 50% responded “Some freedom.”
  • Contact With Others - 49% responded “Constant contact with others.”
  • Duration of Typical Work Week - 73% responded “More than 40 hours.”
  • Coordinate or Lead Others - 68% responded “Very important.”
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results - 61% responded “Important results.”
  • Time Pressure - 56% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
  • Frequency of Decision Making - 38% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
  • Deal With External Customers - 45% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Public Speaking - 33% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
  • Exposed to Disease or Infections - 36% responded “Every day.”
  • Physical Proximity - 37% responded “Very close (near touching).”
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results - 35% responded “Very high responsibility.”
  • Spend Time Sitting - 46% responded “More than half the time.”
  • Letters and Memos - 42% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety - 31% responded “Moderate responsibility.”
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations - 61% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.”

Education

Percentage of RespondentsEducation Level Required
29%Doctoral degree
27%Post-doctoral training
14%Bachelor's degree

Work Styles

  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Social Orientation - Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
  • Innovation - Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

Work Values

  • Working Conditions - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
  • Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
  • Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

Wages & Trends

  • Median wages (2017)
    • $97,870 annual
  • Employment (2016)
    • 234,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2016-2026)
    • Much faster than average (15% or higher)
  • Projected job openings (2016-2026)
    • 25,800

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