Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

What do they do?

Teach courses in economics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Also known as:

Adjunct Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Economics Instructor, Economics Lecturer, Economics Professor, Faculty Member, Finance Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Professor, Teacher

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Economics Teachers, Postsecondary in United States

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Economics Teachers, Postsecondary is projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 14.9%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #10 in job growth rate
  • 50

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #7 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Economics Teachers, Postsecondary:

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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%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • 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.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • 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.
  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • 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:

  • Teach social science courses at the college level.
  • Develop instructional materials.
  • Research topics in area of expertise.
  • Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise.
  • Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
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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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