Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

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

Tasks

  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Supervise laboratory sessions.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as public health, stress management, and worksite health promotion.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Act as advisers to student organizations.
  • Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Participate in campus and community events.

Skills

Technology Design
Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
Equipment Selection
Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Programming
Writing computer programs for various purposes.
Troubleshooting
Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Installation
Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
Operation and Control
Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Equipment Maintenance
Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Repairing
Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Abilities

Control Precision
The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Manual Dexterity
The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Sound Localization
The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
Dynamic Flexibility
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
Explosive Strength
The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
Speed of Limb Movement
The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
Wrist-Finger Speed
The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
Reaction Time
The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
Rate Control
The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
Response Orientation
The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.

Interests

Social
Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Investigative
Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Artistic
Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Conventional
Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Enterprising
Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Realistic
Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

Work Style

Dependability
Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Attention to Detail
Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Integrity
Job requires being honest and ethical.
Analytical Thinking
Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
Concern for Others
Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
Achievement/Effort
Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
Persistence
Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
Independence
Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
Self Control
Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
Cooperation
Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

Work Values

Working Conditions
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
Achievement
Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
Recognition
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
Independence
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
Relationships
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
Support
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

Lay Titles

Activity Therapy Teacher
Anatomy Teacher
Anesthesiology Teacher
Athletic Trainer
Basic Sciences Dean
Childbirth and Infant Care Teacher
Chiropractic Teacher
Clinical Education Academic Coordinator
Clinical Instructor
Clinical Laboratory Aides Teacher
Clinical Laboratory Science Professor
Clinical Laboratory Service Teacher
Clinical Professor
Clinical Sciences Professor
Clinical Specialist
College or University Faculty Member
College Professor
Correctional Therapy Teacher
Corrective Therapy Aide Teacher
Dean
Dental Assistant Teacher
Dental Hygiene Teacher
Dental Laboratory Technology Teacher
Dentistry Teacher
Dermatology Teacher
Dietary Aide Teacher
Dietetics Teacher
Dietitian Teacher
Educational Therapy Teacher
Faculty Member
Fieldwork Coordinator
First Aid Teacher
Gastroenterology Teacher
Gericare Aide Teacher
Gynecology Teacher
Health Assessment and Treatment Teacher
Health Diagnostics Teacher
Health Education Teacher
Health Records Technology Teacher
Health Teacher
Hearing Therapy Teacher
Histology Teacher
Home Care and Home Health Aides Teacher
Hospital Aides and Assistants Teacher
Hygiene Teacher
Immunology Teacher
Inhalation Therapy Aides Teacher
Inhalation Therapy Teacher
Instructor
Laboratory Technology Teacher
Lecturer
Manual Arts Therapy Teacher
Medical Aides Teacher
Medical Pathology Teacher
Medicine Teacher
Mental Health Aides Teacher
Music Therapy Teacher
Neurological Surgery Teacher
Neurology Teacher
Nutrition Aides Teacher
Nutrition Teacher
Obstetrics Teacher
Occupational Therapy Aides Teacher
Occupational Therapy Department Chair
Occupational Therapy Professor
Occupational Therapy Teacher
Opticianry Teacher
Optometry Teacher
Orderlies Teacher
Orthopedics Teacher
Osteopathic Medicine Teacher
Otolaryngology Teacher
Oxygen Therapy Teacher
Pathology Laboratory Aides Teacher
Pathology Teacher

National Wages and Employment Info

Median Wages (2008):
$0.0 hourly, $81,140 annual.
Employment (2008):
152,130 employees