Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary

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What do they do?

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

Also known as:

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Bachelor of Social Work Program Coordinator (BSW Program Coordinator), Clinical Professor, Dean, Faculty Member, Field Education Coordinator, Field Education Director, Field Instructor, Instructor, Lecturer, Master of Social Work Program Coordinator (MSW Program Coordinator), Professor, Social Work Instructor, Social Work Lecturer, Social Work Professor

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary is projected to grow 3 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:

  • 3.2%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #9 in job growth rate
  • 30

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #12 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary:

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

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:

  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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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.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • Guide class discussions.
  • Develop instructional materials.
  • Research topics in area of expertise.
  • Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise.
  • Teach social science courses at the college level.
  • Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
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O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 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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