Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

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

Salary at 10th Percentile: $43,200
Median Salary: $97,870
Salary at 90th Percentile: $208,000

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 work site 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.

Technology
Example
Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
Email software
Map creation software
Geographic information system GIS software
Data base user interface and query software
Microsoft Access
Spreadsheet software
Microsoft Excel
Office suite software
Microsoft Office
Computer based training software
Adobe Systems Adobe Presenter
Calendar and scheduling software
Calendar and scheduling software
Word processing software
Collaborative editing software
Medical software
Dental software
Optical character reader OCR or scanning software
Image scanning software
Compliance software
Material safety data sheet MSDS software
Presentation software
Microsoft PowerPoint
Analytical or scientific software
SAS
Graphics or photo imaging software
TechSmith Snagit
Multi-media educational software
Turning Technologies TurningPoint
Information retrieval or search software
iParadigms Turnitin
Internet browser software
Web browser software
Tool
Example
Hot Technology
Motion analysis system
3D movement analysis systems
Microscope slides
Agar slides
Hematology analyzers
Automated ESR analyzers
Back or lumbar or sacral orthopedic softgoods
Back support braces
Balance beams or boards or bolsters or rockers for rehabilitation or therapy
Balance boards
Needle or blade or sharps disposal container or cart
Biohazard containers
Shaking incubators
Blood culture incubators
Cardiac output CO monitoring units or accessories
Cardiac monitors
Slide projectors
Carousel slide projectors
Laboratory mechanical convection ovens
Casting ovens
Blood bank cell washers
Cell washing equipment
Pelvis or back traction supplies
Cervical traction units
Coagulation analyzers
Coagulation testing equipment
Colorimeters
Colorimetric devices
Digital cameras
Compact digital cameras
Compact disk players or recorders
Compact disk CD players
Scanners
Computer data input scanners
Laser printers
Computer laser printers
Multimedia projectors
Computer projectors
Teleconference equipment
Conference telephones
Emergency or resuscitation carts
Crash carts
Crutches or crutch accessories
Crutches
Cosmetic dentistry curing lights or accessories
Curing lights
Teeth cleaning devices or accessories
Dental air water syringes
Dental amalgamators
Dental amalgamation equipment
Dental hand pieces or accessories
Dental handpieces
Dental laboratory lathes or accessories
Dental laboratory lathes
Dental laboratory model trimmers or accessories
Dental laboratory model trimmers
Dental lasers
Dental laser equipment
Dental examination chairs or related parts or accessories
Dental patient chairs
Dental saliva ejectors or oral suction devices or supplies
Dental suction units
Desktop computers
Desktop computers
Scientific calculator
Digital calculators
Electronic medical thermometers
Digital medical thermometers
Bench refractometers or polarimeters
Digital refractometers
Digital camcorders or video cameras
Digital video cameras
Digital video disk players or recorders
Digital video disk DVD players
Lasers
Diode lasers
Electrotherapy combination units
Electric stimulation machines
Electrocardiography EKG units
Electrocardiography EKG machines
Electromyography EMG units or accessories
Electromyography EMG systems
Electrosurgical or electrocautery equipment
Electrosurgery devices
Eyewashers or eye wash stations
Emergency eyewash stations
Emergency medical services first aid kits
Emergency first aid kits
Dollies
Equipment dollies
Ergometer
Ergometers
Exercise trampolines
Exercise trampolines
Medical c arm x ray units
Flat panel c-arms
Laminar flow cabinets or stations
Flow hoods
Pressure indicators
Force measurement plates
Fitness weights
Free weights
Fume hoods or cupboards
Fume hoods
Neuromuscular stimulators or kits
Functional electrical stimulation FES equipment
Apparatus for gait analysis
Gait analysis equipment
Gait belts for rehabilitation or therapy
Gait belts
Multipurpose or general test tubes
General purpose laboratory test tubes
Goniometers
Goniometers
Laboratory graduated cylinders
Graduated glass cylinders
Wrist exercisers for rehabilitation or therapy
Hand grips
Microphones
Handheld microphones
Hemacytometer sets
Hemacytometers
Galvanic or faradic stimulators
High-voltage galvanic stimulation machines
Patient care beds or accessories for general use
Hospital beds
Patient lifts or accessories
Hoyer lifts
Medical syringe with needle
Hypodermic syringes
Laboratory balances
Laboratory balances
Medical radiological shielding aprons or masks or drapes
Lead aprons
Liquid crystal display projector
Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
Televisions
Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
Medical acoustic stethoscope or accessory
Mechanical stethoscopes
Medical tape measures
Medical measuring tapes
Medical picture archiving computer systems PACS
Medical picture archiving computer systems PACS
Medicine ball
Medicine balls
Electro etcher marking machine
Micro-etchers
Parallel bars for rehabilitation or therapy
Parallel bars
Wheelchairs
Patient wheelchairs
Laboratory mixers
Polyether mixing machines
Inkjet printers
Poster printers
Medical exam or non surgical procedure gloves
Protective medical gloves
Hematology test kits or supplies
Hematology test kits
Mats or platforms for rehabilitation or therapy
High-lo manipulation tables
Web cameras
Remote webcams
Resistive exercise bands or putty or tubing or accessories for rehabilitation or therapy
Resistive exercise bands
Therapeutic cryo compression therapy system and accessories
Sequential pump equipment
Histology or cytology slide stainers
Slide stainers
Touch screen monitors
Interactive whiteboards
Medical ultrasound or doppler or echo monitors
Intraoperative ultrasound monitors
Spill kits
Spill cleanup kits
Lower body resistance machines
Isokinetic lower body testing machines
Upper body resistance machines
Isokinetic upper body testing machines
Knee brace or support
Knee support braces
Therapeutic heating or cooling pads or compresses or packs
Therapeutic cold packs
Treadmill exercisers for rehabilitation or therapy
Therapeutic treadmill exercisers
Medical computed tomography CT or CAT scanners or tubes
Large bore computed tomography CT scanners
Laboratory blenders or emulsifiers
Total parenteral nutrition TPN compounders
Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation units
Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation TENS equipment
Transmission electron microscopes
Transmission electron microscopes TEM
Dental scalers or accessories
Ultrasonic scalers
Ultrasonic cleaning equipment
Ultrasonic sterilization units
Mobile or transportable medical linear accelerators
Medical linear accelerators
Videoconferencing systems
Videoconferencing equipment
Head mounted displays
Virtual reality augmented cycling kits VRACK
Notebook computers
Laptop computers
Microplate readers
Microplate readers
Physiological recorders
Web-based telerehabilitation monitoring systems
MP3 players or recorders
MP3 digital voice recorders
Special purpose telephones
Multi-line telephone systems
Epidiascopes
Opaque projectors
Overhead projectors
Overhead data projectors
Medical gas cylinders or related devices
Oxygen tanks
Petri plates or dishes
Petri dishes
Photocopiers
Photocopying equipment
Postmortem animal dissection tables or accessories
Microdissection systems
Reflex hammers or mallets
Reflex hammers
Dropping pipettes
Pipetting devices
Posture evaluation kit
Posture scale analyzers
Powder boards for rehabilitation or therapy
Powder boards
Portable data input terminals
Student response systems
Tablet computers
Tablet computers
Reachers for the physically challenged
Reachers
Patient care beds or accessories for specialty care
Tilt tables
Dental shades
Tooth shade guides
Patient shifting boards or accessories
Sliding boards
Blood pressure cuff kits
Sphygmomanometers
Ultrasonic therapy apparatus or supplies
Ultrasound machines
High capacity removable media drives
Universal serial bus USB flash drives
Arm orthopedic softgoods
Upper extremity slings
Urinalysis analyzers
Urine analyzers
Dental formers
Vacuum formers
Endoscopic video cameras or recorders or adapters or accessories
Video endoscopy equipment
Walkers or rollators
Walkers
Canes or cane accessories
Walking canes
Orthopedic splint systems
Wrist splints
Education and Training
88%
Importance

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
87%
Importance

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

Medicine and Dentistry
86%
Importance

Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

Biology
77%
Importance

Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

Customer and Personal Service
63%
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.

Mathematics
63%
Importance

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

Psychology
63%
Importance

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.

Therapy and Counseling
57%
Importance

Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

Physics
53%
Importance

Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.

Law and Government
53%
Importance

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

Speaking
85%
Importance

Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Reading Comprehension
78%
Importance

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Instructing
78%
Importance

Teaching others how to do something.

Active Listening
75%
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.

Writing
75%
Importance

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

Critical Thinking
75%
Importance

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

Active Learning
75%
Importance

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

Learning Strategies
75%
Importance

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

Monitoring
72%
Importance

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

Complex Problem Solving
72%
Importance

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

Oral Expression
91%
Importance

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

Oral Comprehension
78%
Importance

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

Written Comprehension
78%
Importance

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

Written Expression
75%
Importance

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

Deductive Reasoning
75%
Importance

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

Inductive Reasoning
72%
Importance

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

Speech Clarity
72%
Importance

The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Near Vision
63%
Importance

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

Speech Recognition
60%
Importance

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

Problem Sensitivity
56%
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.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems
86%
Importance

Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
86%
Importance

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

Getting Information
82%
Importance

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

Training and Teaching Others
81%
Importance

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

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
77%
Importance

Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
75%
Importance

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

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People
74%
Importance

Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.

Documenting/Recording Information
73%
Importance

Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
73%
Importance

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

Processing Information
73%
Importance

Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.

Guide class discussions.

Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.

Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.

Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.

Prepare tests.

Evaluate student work.

Develop instructional materials.

Teach physical science or mathematics courses at the college level.

Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.

Develop instructional objectives.

Supervise student research or internship work.

Research topics in area of expertise.

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

Supervise laboratory work.

Maintain student records.

Advise students on academic or career matters.

Promote educational institutions or programs.

Perform student enrollment or registration activities.

Write grant proposals.

Serve on institutional or departmental committees.

Select educational materials or equipment.

Order instructional or library materials or equipment.

Direct department activities.

Compile specialized bibliographies or lists of materials.

Advise educators on curricula, instructional methods, or policies.

Plan community programs or activities for the general public.

Electronic Mail

How often do you use electronic mail in this job?

Face-to-Face Discussions

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

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?

Telephone

How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?

Work With Work Group or Team

How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?

Importance of Being Exact or Accurate

How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?

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?

Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results

What results do your decisions usually have on other people or the image or reputation or financial resources of your employer?

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?

Major
Health Occupations Teacher Education
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other
Biostatistics
Epidemiology
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Audiology/Audiologist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Physician Assistant
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Public Health, General
Environmental Health
Health/Medical Physics
Art Therapy/Therapist
Dance Therapy/Therapist
Music Therapy/Therapist
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Orthotist/Prosthetist
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
Veterinary Medicine
Social

Score: 95 / 100

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

Investigative

Score: 86 / 100

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

Score: 52 / 100

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

Score: 38 / 100

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

Score: 33 / 100

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

Score: 24 / 100

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.

Dependability
97%
Importance

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

Attention to Detail
94%
Importance

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

Integrity
93%
Importance

Job requires being honest and ethical.

Analytical Thinking
91%
Importance

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

Concern for Others
91%
Importance

Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

Achievement/Effort
89%
Importance

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

Persistence
88%
Importance

Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

Independence
87%
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.

Self Control
86%
Importance

Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

Cooperation
85%
Importance

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

Working Conditions
86%
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.

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.

Recognition
81%
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.

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.

Relationships
71%
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.

Support
48%
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.

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