Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary

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What do they do?

Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Also known as:

Adjunct Instructor, Adjunct Mathematics Instructor, Adjunct Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Developmental Mathematics Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Math Teacher, Mathematical Sciences Professor, Mathematics Faculty Member, Mathematics Instructor (Math Instructor), Mathematics Lecturer, Mathematics Professor, Professor, Statistics Professor

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary is projected to grow 2 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 2.5%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #13 in job growth rate
  • 200

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #7 in net job growth

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (43.9%)
  • Master's degree (32.9%)
  • Bachelor's degree (16.5%)
  • Associate's degree (2.3%)
  • Some college, no degree (2.4%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (1.5%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0.5%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • 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.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Number Facility - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
  • Prepare tests.
  • Evaluate student work.
  • Teach physical science or mathematics courses at the college level.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Develop instructional materials.
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Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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