Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

What do they do?

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.

Also known as:

Adjunct Instructor, Agribusiness Professor, Agricultural Economics Professor, Agricultural Education Professor, Agricultural Engineering Technology Instructor, Agricultural Science Professor, Agriculture Instructor, Agriculture Professor, Agronomy Instructor, Agronomy Professor, Animal Science Instructor, Animal Science Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Horticulture Instructor, Horticulture Professor, Instructor, Plant Science Professor, Plant Sciences Professor, Professor, Soil Science Professor

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary in United States

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • 7.9%

    Percent Change

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  • 1,100

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (43.8%)
  • Master's degree (33.1%)
  • Bachelor's degree (16.4%)
  • Associate's degree (2.3%)
  • Some college, no degree (2.5%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (1.4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0.5%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • 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.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Food Production - Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • 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.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
  • Advise students on academic or career matters.
  • Supervise student research or internship work.
  • Supervise laboratory work.
  • Research topics in area of expertise.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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