Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

What do they do?

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

Also known as:

Adjunct Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Clinical Instructor, Clinical Professor, Clinical Sciences Professor, Faculty Member, Instructor, Lecturer, Occupational Therapy Professor, Pharmacology Professor, Physical Therapy Professor, Professor, Public Health Professor

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary in United States

★ For the data available, wages are capped at $208,000

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary is projected to grow 30 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 30.7%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #8 in job growth rate
  • 600

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #15 in net job growth

Select Type of Degree:

Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary:

Indicates your preferred majors

★ Number of granted degrees for degree type, All, is listed after the major.

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

Colleges that Prepare

Colleges with the most graduates that become Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary:

Indicates preferred colleges

Best colleges for Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary:

Indicates preferred colleges

Looking for colleges that offer a specific major? Use the College Match Tool to find your best-matched schools and discover your estimated Net Price!

Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

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

Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • 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.
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • 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.

Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Develop instructional materials.
  • Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
  • Evaluate student work.
  • Supervise laboratory work.
  • Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.0 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

Please wait, we're estimating your net price