Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
SOC: 25-1041.00

Description:

Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
12,100 employed

Projected (2024):
12,800 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Agribusiness Professor
  • Agricultural Economics Professor
  • Agricultural Education Professor
  • Agricultural Engineering Technology Instructor
  • Agricultural Science Professor
  • Agricultural Soil Conservation Professor
  • Agriculture Department Chair
  • Agriculture Instructor
  • Agriculture Professor
  • Agriculture Teacher
  • Agronomy Instructor
  • Agronomy Professor
  • Agronomy Teacher
  • Animal Anatomy Teacher
  • Animal Husbandry Professor
  • Animal Husbandry Teacher
  • Animal Nutrition Teacher
  • Animal Pathology Teacher
  • Animal Physiology Teacher
  • Animal Science Instructor
  • Animal Science Professor
  • Aquaculture and Fisheries Professor
  • Arboriculture Instructor
  • Associate Faculty
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor Plant Pathology
  • College Professor
  • Commercial Horticulture Instructor
  • Dairy Husbandry Teacher
  • Dairy Science Teacher
  • Entomology Professor
  • Equine Science Instructor
  • Extension Associate
  • Extension Specialist
  • Faculty Member
  • Farm Crops Teacher
  • Farm Instructor
  • Farm Management Professor
  • Farm Management Teacher
  • Farm Manager
  • Floriculture Professor
  • Floriculture Teacher
  • Greenhouse Instructor
  • Horticulture Instructor
  • Horticulture Professor
  • Horticulture Teacher
  • Instructor
  • Irrigation Teacher
  • Landscape Horticulture Instructor
  • Livestock Judging Coach
  • Meat Cutting Teacher
  • Olericulture Professor
  • Olericulture Teacher
  • Plant Biology Professor
  • Plant Pathology Teacher
  • Plant Science Professor
  • Plant Sciences Professor
  • Pomology Teacher
  • Poultry Husbandry Teacher
  • Professor
  • Professor of Floriculture
  • Professor of Poultry Science
  • Professor of Vegetable Science
  • Research Scientist
  • Sericulture Teacher
  • Silviculture Teacher
  • Soil Biology Teacher
  • Soil Conservation Teacher
  • Soil Science Professor
  • Soil Science Teacher
  • Sustainable Agriculture Faculty
  • Teacher
  • Turfgrass Management Professor
  • Viticulture Teacher


  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

    Job Training:

    Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

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

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Carousel slide projectors
  • Compact digital cameras
  • Compact disk CD players
  • Computer data input scanners
  • Computer laser printers
  • Computer projectors
  • Conference telephones
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital calculators
  • Digital video cameras
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Handheld microphones
  • Interactive whiteboard controllers
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
  • Microphone podiums
  • MP3 digital voice recorders
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Multimedia projection equipment
  • Opaque projectors
  • Overhead data projectors
  • Personal computers
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Poster printers
  • Projector screens
  • Student response systems
  • Tablet computers
  • Television monitors
  • Universal serial bus USB flash drives
  • Videoconferencing equipment
  • Webcams
  • Wireless microphones
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Course management system software
  • Data entry software
  • Data management software
  • Database software
  • Desire2Learn
  • DOC Cop
  • Email software
  • Google Docs
  • Image scanning software
  • iParadigms Turnitin
  • Learning management system LMS software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Sakai CLE
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Web browser software
  • Web page design software
  • Word processing software


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    industry stats

    SOC: 25-0000

    Total Employed: 8,542,670

    Average Annual Salary: $53,000