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Business Teachers, Postsecondary

Business Teachers, Postsecondary

Overview
Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
Experience

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.

Education

Most of these occupations 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).

Job Training

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.

Examples

These occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. Very advanced communication and organizational skills are required. Examples include pharmacists, lawyers, astronomers, biologists, clergy, neurologists, and veterinarians.

Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Salary Salary

Salary at 10th Percentile: $39K
Salary at 25th Percentile: $58K
Median Salary: $88K
Salary at 75th Percentile: $137K
Salary at 90th Percentile: $202K

Demand
Career Demand by State Career Demand by State Legend
Core Tasks

Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as financial accounting, principles of marketing, and operations management.

Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.

Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.

Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.

Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional organizations and conferences.

Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.

Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.

Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.

Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.

Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.

Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and career issues.

Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.

Develop and maintain course Web sites.

Collaborate with members of the business community to improve programs, to develop new programs, and to provide student access to learning opportunities, such as internships.

Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department head.

Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.

Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks.

Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.

Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.

Act as advisers to student organizations.

Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.

Participate in campus and community events.

Mentor new faculty.

Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.

Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.

Technology Skills
Technology
Example
Hot Technology
Accounting software
Sage 50 Accounting
Analytical or scientific software
SAS
Calendar and scheduling software
Calendar and scheduling software
Computer based training software
Almaris E-Learning Systems Financial Accounting Tutor
Data base user interface and query software
Data entry software
Electronic mail software
Microsoft Outlook
Information retrieval or search software
DOC Cop
Internet browser software
Web browser software
Object or component oriented development software
R
Office suite software
Microsoft Office
Optical character reader OCR or scanning software
Image scanning software
Presentation software
Microsoft PowerPoint
Spreadsheet software
Microsoft Excel
Web platform development software
Hypertext markup language HTML
Word processing software
Google Docs
Tools Used
Tool
Example
Audio and visual presentation and composing equipment
Carousel slide projectors
Communications Devices and Accessories
Multi-line telephone systems
Components for information technology or broadcasting or telecommunications
Universal serial bus USB flash drives
Computer Equipment and Accessories
Computer data input scanners
Consumer electronics
Handheld microphones
Data Voice or Multimedia Network Equipment or Platforms and Accessories
Conference telephones
Office machines and their supplies and accessories
Laser facsimile machines
Photographic or filming or video equipment
Webcams
Top 10 Knowledge Required
English Language
92%
Importance

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Education and Training
90%
Importance

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Administration and Management
82%
Importance

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Economics and Accounting
80%
Importance

Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

Mathematics
78%
Importance

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Law and Government
77%
Importance

Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

Computers and Electronics
76%
Importance

Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Customer and Personal Service
74%
Importance

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Communications and Media
69%
Importance

Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

Personnel and Human Resources
69%
Importance

Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

Top 10 Skills
Speaking
85%
Importance

Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Instructing
83%
Importance

Teaching others how to do something.

Active Listening
80%
Importance

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.

Learning Strategies
80%
Importance

Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Reading Comprehension
80%
Importance

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Writing
80%
Importance

Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Active Learning
78%
Importance

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Critical Thinking
78%
Importance

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Monitoring
73%
Importance

Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Complex Problem Solving
70%
Importance

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Top 10 Abilities
Oral Expression
93%
Importance

The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Speech Clarity
83%
Importance

The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Written Comprehension
83%
Importance

The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Written Expression
83%
Importance

The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Oral Comprehension
80%
Importance

The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Deductive Reasoning
78%
Importance

The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Inductive Reasoning
78%
Importance

The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Speech Recognition
70%
Importance

The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

Near Vision
68%
Importance

The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

Problem Sensitivity
68%
Importance

The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Top 10 Work Activities
Training and Teaching Others
94%
Importance

Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.

Getting Information
89%
Importance

Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Interacting With Computers
83%
Importance

Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
83%
Importance

Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
82%
Importance

Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
80%
Importance

Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
79%
Importance

Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

Thinking Creatively
79%
Importance

Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

Coaching and Developing Others
75%
Importance

Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
75%
Importance

Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

Detailed Work Activities

Evaluate student work.

Guide class discussions.

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 effectiveness of educational programs.

Develop instructional objectives.

Advise students on academic or career matters.

Research topics in area of expertise.

Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise.

Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.

Prepare tests.

Create technology-based learning materials.

Collaborate with other agencies and institutions to coordinate educational matters.

Serve on institutional or departmental committees.

Select educational materials or equipment.

Order instructional or library materials or equipment.

Compile specialized bibliographies or lists of materials.

Plan community programs or activities for the general public.

Support the professional development of others.

Advise educators on curricula, instructional methods, or policies.

Advise others on career or personal development.

Direct department activities.

Promote educational institutions or programs.

Perform student enrollment or registration activities.

Supervise student research or internship work.

Write grant proposals.

Work Context
Electronic Mail

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Indoors, Environmentally Controlled

How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?

Freedom to Make Decisions

How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?

Structured versus Unstructured Work

To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?

Face-to-Face Discussions

How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?

Frequency of Decision Making

How frequently is the worker required to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization?

Coordinate or Lead Others

How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?

Public Speaking

How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?

Telephone

How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?

Contact With Others

How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?

Education
Majors
Major
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education
Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
Accounting and Computer Science
Dispute Resolution
Financial Analytics
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Business/Commerce, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Operations Management and Supervision
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Research and Development Management
Project Management
Retail Management
Organizational Leadership
Accounting
Auditing
Accounting and Finance
Accounting and Business/Management
Business/Corporate Communications, General
Business/Corporate Communications, Other
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Franchising and Franchise Operations
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
International Finance
Investments and Securities
Public Finance
Financial Risk Management
Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Labor and Industrial Relations
Organizational Behavior Studies
Labor Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Science
Business Statistics
Actuarial Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Marketing Research
International Marketing
Digital Marketing
Marketing, Other
Insurance
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Construction Project Management
Construction Management, Other
Telecommunications Management
Interests
Social
100%
Importance

Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

Enterprising
62%
Importance

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.

Investigative
58%
Importance

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.

Conventional
53%
Importance

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.

Artistic
48%
Importance

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.

Realistic
15%
Importance

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.

Top 10 Work Styles
Integrity
99%
Importance

Job requires being honest and ethical.

Analytical Thinking
96%
Importance

Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

Independence
95%
Importance

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.

Achievement/Effort
93%
Importance

Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

Adaptability/Flexibility
90%
Importance

Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

Attention to Detail
90%
Importance

Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

Dependability
90%
Importance

Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

Persistence
89%
Importance

Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

Initiative
88%
Importance

Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

Cooperation
86%
Importance

Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

Work Values
Achievement
81%
Importance

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.

Independence
81%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

Recognition
77%
Importance

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.

Relationships
77%
Importance

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.

Working Conditions
72%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.

Support
39%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.