Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
SOC: 25-1071.00

Description:

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


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
210,400 employed

Projected (2024):
250,400 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:

  • Activity Therapy Teacher
  • Adjunct Faculty for Medical Terminology
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Anatomy Teacher
  • Anesthesiology Teacher
  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor Surgical Technology
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Basic Sciences Dean
  • Childbirth and Infant Care Teacher
  • Chiropractic Teacher
  • Clinical Coordinator
  • Clinical Education Academic Coordinator
  • Clinical Instructor
  • Clinical Laboratory Aides Teacher
  • Clinical Laboratory Science Professor
  • Clinical Laboratory Service Teacher
  • Clinical Professor
  • Clinical Sciences Professor
  • Clinical Specialist
  • College or University Faculty Member
  • College Professor
  • Correctional Therapy Teacher
  • Corrective Therapy Aide Teacher
  • Dean
  • Dental Assistant Teacher
  • Dental Assisting Instructor
  • Dental Hygiene Professor
  • Dental Hygiene Teacher
  • Dental Laboratory Technology Teacher
  • Dentistry Professor
  • Dentistry Teacher
  • Dermatology Teacher
  • Dietary Aide Teacher
  • Dietetics Teacher
  • Dietitian Teacher
  • Director of Clinical Education
  • Educational Therapy Teacher
  • Faculty Member
  • Fieldwork Coordinator
  • First Aid Teacher
  • Gastroenterology Professor
  • Gastroenterology Teacher
  • Gericare Aide Teacher
  • Gynecology Teacher
  • Health and Safety Instructor
  • Health Assessment and Treatment Teacher
  • Health Diagnostics Teacher
  • Health Education Teacher
  • Health Records Technology Teacher
  • Health Sciences Program Coordinator
  • Health Teacher
  • Hearing Therapy Teacher
  • Histology Teacher
  • Home Care and Home Health Aides Teacher
  • Hospital Aides and Assistants Teacher
  • Hygiene Teacher
  • Immunology Teacher
  • Inhalation Therapy Aides Teacher
  • Inhalation Therapy Teacher
  • Instructor
  • Laboratory Technology Teacher
  • Lecturer
  • Manual Arts Therapy Teacher
  • Massage Therapy Instructor
  • Medical Aides Teacher
  • Medical Assistant Instructor
  • Medical Pathology Teacher
  • Medicine Teacher
  • Mental Health Aides Teacher
  • Music Therapy Teacher
  • Neurological Surgery Teacher
  • Neurology Professor
  • Neurology Teacher
  • Nursing Instructor
  • Nursing Program Coordinator
  • Nutrition Aides Teacher
  • Nutrition Educator
  • Nutrition Professor
  • Nutrition Teacher
  • Obstetrics Teacher
  • Occupational Therapy Aides Teacher
  • Occupational Therapy Department Chair
  • Occupational Therapy Professor
  • Occupational Therapy Program Director
  • Occupational Therapy Teacher
  • Opticianry Teacher
  • Optometry Professor
  • Optometry Teacher
  • Orderlies Teacher
  • Orthopedics Teacher
  • Osteopathic Medicine Teacher
  • Otolaryngology Teacher
  • Oxygen Therapy Teacher
  • Pathology Laboratory Aides Teacher
  • Pathology Teacher
  • Pediatrics Teacher
  • Pharmacology Professor
  • Pharmacology Teacher
  • Pharmacy Teacher
  • Pharmacy Technician Program Director
  • Physical Medicine Teacher
  • Physical Therapy Professor
  • Physical Therapy Teacher
  • Physiology Teacher
  • Podiatric Medicine Professor
  • Podiatry Professor
  • Podiatry Teacher
  • Professor
  • Professor of Family Medicine
  • Professor of Nursing
  • Professor of Radiology
  • Prosthetic Aides Teacher
  • Psychiatric Aides Teacher
  • Psychiatry Teacher
  • Public Health Aides Teacher
  • Public Health Professor
  • Public Health Teacher
  • Radiologic Technology Program Director
  • Radiologic Technology Teacher
  • Radiology Teacher
  • Recreation Therapy Aides Teacher
  • Recreation Therapy Teacher
  • Respiratory Care Faculty
  • Respiratory Care Program Director
  • Roentgenology Teacher
  • Serology Teacher
  • Speech Pathology Teacher
  • Speech Therapy Teacher
  • Sports Medicine Trainer
  • Surgery Teacher
  • Surgical Aides Teacher
  • Therapy Teacher
  • Toxicology Teacher
  • Urology Teacher
  • Veterinary Medicine Teacher
  • Veterinary Science Teacher
  • Veterinary Technician Program Coordinator
  • Virology 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
  • Operation Monitoring
  • 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
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

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

  • Tools & Technology:

  • 3D movement analysis systems
  • Agar slides
  • Automated ESR analyzers
  • Back support braces
  • Balance boards
  • Biohazard containers
  • Blood culture incubators
  • Cardiac monitors
  • Carousel slide projectors
  • Casting ovens
  • Cell washing equipment
  • Cervical traction units
  • Coagulation testing equipment
  • Colorimetric devices
  • Compact digital cameras
  • Compact disk CD players
  • Computer data input scanners
  • Computer laser printers
  • Computer projectors
  • Conference telephones
  • Crash carts
  • Crutches
  • Curing lights
  • Dental air water syringes
  • Dental amalgamation equipment
  • Dental handpieces
  • Dental laboratory lathes
  • Dental laboratory model trimmers
  • Dental laser equipment
  • Dental patient chairs
  • Dental suction units
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital calculators
  • Digital imaging workstations
  • Digital medical thermometers
  • Digital refractometers
  • Digital video cameras
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Diode lasers
  • Electric stimulation machines
  • Electrocardiography EKG machines
  • Electromyography EMG systems
  • Electrosurgery devices
  • Emergency eyewash stations
  • Emergency first aid kits
  • Equipment dollies
  • Ergometers
  • Exercise trampolines
  • Flat panel c-arms
  • Flow hoods
  • Force measurement plates
  • Free weights
  • Fume hoods
  • Functional electrical stimulation FES equipment
  • Gait analysis equipment
  • Gait belts
  • General purpose laboratory test tubes
  • Goniometers
  • Graduated glass cylinders
  • Hand grips
  • Handheld microphones
  • Hemacytometers
  • Hematology test kits
  • High-lo manipulation tables
  • High-voltage galvanic stimulation machines
  • Hospital beds
  • Hoyer lifts
  • Hypodermic syringes
  • Immuno-chemistry analyzers
  • Interactive whiteboard controllers
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Intraoperative ultrasound monitors
  • Intraoral cameras
  • Isokinetic lower body testing machines
  • Isokinetic upper body testing machines
  • Knee support braces
  • Laboratory balances
  • Laboratory heating blocks
  • Laboratory osmometers
  • Laboratory vortex mixers
  • Laboratory water baths
  • Laptop computers
  • Large animal gamma cameras
  • Large bore computed tomography CT scanners
  • Large bore positron emission tomography PET scanners
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Laser scanning confocal microscopes
  • Lead aprons
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
  • Lumbar corsets
  • Mechanical stethoscopes
  • Medical linear accelerators
  • Medical measuring tapes
  • Medical picture archiving computer systems PACS
  • Medicine balls
  • Micro-etchers
  • Microcryostats
  • Microdissection systems
  • Microhematocrit centrifuges
  • Microphone podiums
  • Microplate readers
  • MP3 digital voice recorders
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Multimedia projection equipment
  • Opaque projectors
  • Oral evacuation systems
  • Overhead data projectors
  • Oxygen tanks
  • Pan-tilt-zoom PTZ cameras
  • Panoramic x ray machines
  • Parallel bars
  • Patient wheelchairs
  • Pelvic traction equipment
  • Petri dishes
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Pipetting devices
  • Polyether mixing machines
  • Poster printers
  • Posture scale analyzers
  • Powder boards
  • Pressure steam autoclaves
  • Projector screens
  • Protective medical face masks
  • Protective medical gloves
  • Pulse oximeters
  • Reachers
  • Recumbent exercise bicycles
  • Reflex hammers
  • Remote webcams
  • Resistive exercise bands
  • Rotating bed
  • Rotator mixers
  • Sequential pump equipment
  • Slide stainers
  • Sliding boards
  • Sphygmomanometers
  • Spill cleanup kits
  • Stationary exercise bicycles
  • Step monitoring devices
  • Student response systems
  • Tablet computers
  • Television monitors
  • Therapeutic cold packs
  • Therapeutic hot packs
  • Therapeutic treadmill exercisers
  • Therapeutic whirlpool baths
  • Tilt tables
  • Tooth shade guides
  • Total lift chairs
  • Total parenteral nutrition TPN compounders
  • Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation TENS equipment
  • Transmission electron microscopes TEM
  • Ultrasonic scalers
  • Ultrasonic sterilization units
  • Ultrasound machines
  • Universal serial bus USB flash drives
  • Upper extremity slings
  • Urine analyzers
  • Vacuum formers
  • Video endoscopy equipment
  • Video recording systems
  • Videoconferencing equipment
  • Virtual reality augmented cycling kits VRACK
  • Walkers
  • Walking canes
  • Web-based telerehabilitation monitoring systems
  • Webcams
  • Wireless microphones
  • Wrist splints
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Presenter
  • Articulate Rapid E-Learning Studio
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Course management system software
  • Data entry software
  • Dental software
  • Desire2Learn
  • DOC Cop
  • EcoLogic Systems ADAM Indoor Air Quality Management Software
  • Electronic health record EHR software
  • Email software
  • Geographic information system GIS software
  • Google Docs
  • Image scanning software
  • InteractElsevier Netter's 3D Interactive Anatomy
  • iParadigms Turnitin
  • Learning management system LMS software
  • Material safety data sheet MSDS software
  • Medical procedure coding software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Sakai CLE
  • SAS software
  • SPSS software
  • TechSmith Snagit
  • Turning Technologies TurningPoint
  • Web browser software


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    industry stats

    SOC: 25-0000

    Total Employed: 8,542,670

    Average Annual Salary: $53,000