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Career Details :: Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, such as veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, therapy, laboratory technology, and public health.
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
A bachelor's degree is the minimum formal education required for these occupations. However, many also require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
- Prepares and delivers lectures to students.
- Advises students on academic and vocational curricula.
- Conducts research in particular field of knowledge and publishes findings in professional journals.
- Directs research of other teachers or graduate students working for advanced academic degrees.
- Serves on faculty committee providing professional consulting services to government and industry.
- Acts as adviser to student organizations.
- Compiles, administers, and grades examinations, or assigns this work to others.
- Compiles bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
- Stimulates class discussions.
- Biological Technicians
- Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
- Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
General Work Activities
- Teaching Others
- Communicating With Other Workers
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Updating & Using Job-Relevant Knowledge
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Supervise, Coach, Train Others
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Coordinate or Lead Others